which citrus fruits can grow in karach?

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which citrus fruits can grow in karach?

Post by usamaqadri » June 9th, 2015, 1:05 pm

salam!!
any one plz tell me that can orange tree grow in karach??,and which citrus fruits grow in karachi?? Thanxxx :)

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Re: which citrus fruits can grow in karach?

Post by hnasir » June 9th, 2015, 8:04 pm

Walekumassalam! Unfortunately oranges do not grow in Karachi.. But a lot of others do!

I have grapefruit, pomelo, three types of lemons, "narangi" and "kingri malta" all doing wonderfully here!

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Re: which citrus fruits can grow in karach?

Post by usamaqadri » June 9th, 2015, 11:38 pm

OK thanx, but in the last winter I sow seeds and after some days seeds are germinated..and grow as well...

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Re: which citrus fruits can grow in karach?

Post by Izhar » June 10th, 2015, 9:11 am

Dont grow citrus or any fruit from seeds... they will germinate and grow but may not give you fruit or if they do the quality will be inferior..

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Re: which citrus fruits can grow in karach?

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » June 11th, 2015, 9:02 am

Izhar wrote:Dont grow citrus or any fruit from seeds... they will germinate and grow but may not give you fruit or if they do the quality will be inferior..
Again I do not agree with you, they will take a long time to fruit, the root system may not be strong, the quality of fruit may be inferior, same or rarely even better.
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Re: which citrus fruits can grow in karach?

Post by Izhar » June 11th, 2015, 9:33 am

Sir, for an open-pollinated or heirloom variety you are right but for the cultivated named varieties it is a chance... out of several plants grown most of them will revert to their wild form.. if the seed grown fruits were of good quality then no one would have spent money on comparatively expensive grafted plants or F1 seeds..

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Re: which citrus fruits can grow in karach?

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » June 13th, 2015, 8:40 am

Izhar wrote:Sir, for an open-pollinated or heirloom variety you are right but for the cultivated named varieties it is a chance... out of several plants grown most of them will revert to their wild form.. if the seed grown fruits were of good quality then no one would have spent money on comparatively expensive grafted plants or F1 seeds..


Izhar, It is an interesting topic,
Every new variety of any plant has been developed from SEED.
Pakistan has more and better varieties of MANGO than India, the reason, our base was seedling plantations and later grafting of the best seedlings.
When I sow 1000 Amaryllis seedlings only one or two will make me proud of the effort. This is the task of research institutes. Common man like us has no time for such experiments so we are forced to select and buy from already established varieties.
Arif

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