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bunt
cundletown nsw
Australia

November 10, 2008
8:09 AM

Post #5773016

i planted a lime seed and got a bush lemon???? how is this so , thankyou bunt

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2008
2:45 PM

Post #5777700

Hi, bunt!
What I read says that citrus don't come true to seed. That is possible because of hybridization and genetics, which I don't understand well enough to explain any further. As far as a lime making a lemon? Well, I'd have to guess that they are genetically close enough relatives that the one generation changed the fruit that much, which does seem surprising.
Thanks for reading!

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