Mandarin rootstock trial
The mandarin trees in this one-year-old rootstock trial at Lindcove are getting their annual health evaluations, conducted by Dr. Mikeal Roose and Dr. Tracy Kahn (UC Riverside, Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences). The varieties in this block include satsuma, clementine, and newly released low-seeded mandarin selections. The trial at Lindcove is replicated in different climate zones in several other locations in California. The project goals are to determine how well the varieties perform on three different trifoliate rootstocks, Carrizo, C-35, and Rich 16-6, as well as their performance in the different climates.
Mikeal and Tracy evaluating tree health