Originally Posted by fishoifc
Will the seeds from rootstock fruit produce the same plant?
So about twelve years ago I planted a satsuma I bought online, after about a year the plant was destroyed to the ground. The plant grew back from the ground and became a thorny terrible looking whip like bush.
I never cut it back or did anything with it. Over the years this plant had grown to about 12-14’ tall and has survived everything thrown at it. One year we had a deep freeze w temps as low as 8 degrees that lasted over a week.
Last November I looked up and it had two green fruits, in December I picked two yellow lemons that taste and look exactly like a store bought. The plant now has multiply blooms so maybe I will get some more fruit.
So back to the question if I try and grow the seeds will the plants produced have the same cold hardiness and fruit?
The rootstock is a different plant from the grafted bud or scion.
So if the scion and buds are dead and all that is left is the rootstock....then the plant is back to its original variety and will continue to grow with all the same characteristics.
The cool part now is determining what the rootstock is.