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Post #808235 by MadDogMike on Tue, Mar 7, 2023 10:00 PM

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They make it sound amazing and quite dramatic that they have figured out a way to grow limes on orange trees!!! But the truth is that almost all commercial citrus (including the ones you buy at your home improvement store) have a wild/bitter orange rootstock on the bottom and grafted lemon, lime, tangerine, or whatever on the top. Occasionally a branch will come up from the rootstock and grow bitter oranges if you're not watching for it. I cut a 3 foot bitter orange branch off my Meyers Lemon last week while pruning