Sanboukan lemon grafting.

Citrus type: Citrus paradisi Macfad. (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967 sec. Cottin 2002); Citrus sulcata hort. ex Tanaka (sec. Hodgson 1967; sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002).

The two new scions shown above, with taped surfaces, were just bark grafted to an unknown variety of nonproductive citrus tree after a heavy rain this past weekend. The Sanboukan lemon is a very sweet lemon -- it's said it tastes like sweet lemonade -- from Wakayama, Japan. I hope the grafts will both survive. I also plan to bud or bark graft a blood orange to the main trunk of the same tree next month, once the Boukhobza Blood Orange scions arrive in April.

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