According to Hartmann and Kester "Plant Propagation: Principles and
Practice" -- Citrus seeds generally show no dormancy but are injured by
being allowed to dry; they may be planted immediately after being
extracted from the ripe fruit. Press the seeds lightly into the soil and
cover with 2 cm sand to prevent crusting. The soil should be kept moist
at all times until the seedling emerge. Either extreme, allowing the
soil to dry or overly wet should be avoided.
I have germinated grapefruit seeds with no problem. The trees will need
as much light as you can provide them with. They may never bloom
indoors, although I have a dwarf Meyer lemon that has bloomed many times
and fruited in a greenhouse.
Biology and Biotechnology Dept.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
On Wed, 6 Mar 1996 BMACDDCL at CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU wrote:
> I have some orange seeds (from an orange grown in Jamaica) and would like to ge
> rminate them indoors and then grow me some orange trees. Please tell me what t
> o do. I looked for a gardening newsgroup but couldn't find one. Thanks.
>> Diana Lillig