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    about 3 years ago along with a pear and grape fruit tree.

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    It sounds like most of you guys have adult trees, well my tree is maybe a foot tall and is starting to get little thorns on it. I am always have to pinch them of young or they get hard and i pretty much have to saw them off. ( I think I accidently pinched off a leaf that was sprouting.) Other than that my tree is also doing great.
    You mentioned that if you plant the seed that it will taste super sour, well I know someone how started one from seed and they got their first orange last year and said that it was super sweet. They gave me the kind of orange that they planted. I assume from what you told me that mine is also a hybrid.

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    I have an asian grapefruit tree. It is only a few months old, (grown from seed), but is about 8" tall, and has several leaves. I told my brother, and he didn't believe me, so he took a bunch of lemon and lime seeds and stuck them in a pot of dirt. Well...guess what grew! Now he cannot tell the differnce between them! So I am aslo a proud owner of a mini lemon or lime tree!!!

    I read somewhere that when you grow citrus trees, you must remove the first fruit. It is the "mother", and she can tend to make the fruit tart, but by removing it, allows the other fruit to grow more plentiful. Now... I do not know if that is true, so don't hold me to it!

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    Nifty, I have had my orange tree a few months and it is about the same height as yours.
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    The trick to getting sweet eddible oranges is grafting. Grapefriut root stock seems to work the best, but I have heard that grafting to another species of orange works as well.

    Haven't tried it peronaly but I intend to. Unfortunately it will be a few years before I will know, my new seedlings are only a few inches tall [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    What does grafting mean? I have never heard of it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Wesley, check here. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Oh yeah!!! I remember, I read about that in a book sometime. They would cut some zig-zag sape and stick another of the same shape into it and then wrap a cloth or something around it to hold in place then it would eventually grow. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] But why do you need to do that [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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