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gtx2041954
Mar 29, 2017 5:41 AM CST
my name is simon i have successfully geminated four lemon seeds i planted them in seeding compost one is growing well the other two have grown to half an inch but have slowed down in growing is this normal how can i encourage them to grow normal

can you help
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Mar 29, 2017 5:46 AM CST
Fertilizer. They need food.
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porkpal
Mar 29, 2017 8:51 AM CST
A small amount.
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DaisyI
Mar 29, 2017 10:29 AM CST
Citrus produce two types of seed: Monoembryonic and polyembryonic. You may be seeing the difference between the monoembryonic and polyembryonic seeds.

It is easy to tell if you dissect your seeds but that makes it hard for them to germinate. Smiling

After they germinate, the less vigorous ones are probably monoembryonic and the more vigorous polyembryonic.

Why is this important? The polyembryonic seeds will produce a citrus true to its parent. The monoembryonic seed will not.
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