Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: Weekend Projects  (Read 159 times)

Guayaba

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 231
    • USA, California, San Diego, 10b Sunset 23
    • View Profile
Weekend Projects
« on: August 11, 2017, 09:06:37 PM »
I ordered seed from Fruitlovers last spring and they all germinated.....Awesome!  The Purple Caimito and Climbing Ylang Ylang germinated the quickest, then followed by the Cocoplum and Downy Myrtle.  I have heard that Caimito suffer from transplant shock easily.  Anyone had experience with this? This weekend i will  transplant them and get ready for my next seed order.  I also have some Cherimoya seedlings that I started from a couple of mid-spring fruits I ate.  Just wanted to see if I still could germinate seeds after the disaster Passilfora experiment I had at the beginning of the year.




I grafted some scions I bought from JF last weekend and this weekend I am going to try grafting scions that I prepared myself from some Cherimoyas including Pierce, Honeyhart, and El Bumpbo.  This will be good practice for me to get my grafting skills improved.

Bob

OCchris1

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 173
    • Old Towne Orange, CA
    • View Profile
Re: Weekend Projects
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 01:36:27 AM »
Just curious as to why you put all the seeds in 1 pot? It seems to me this would not be the best method if you plan on moving them individually to their own pot once they get some size since you will have to cut their root systems to separate them? If you're afraid of transplant shock- starting them off in their own individual pot would be a step in the right direction. My 2 cents. Good luck! Chris

Guayaba

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 231
    • USA, California, San Diego, 10b Sunset 23
    • View Profile
Re: Weekend Projects
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 11:06:17 AM »
Just curious as to why you put all the seeds in 1 pot? It seems to me this would not be the best method if you plan on moving them individually to their own pot once they get some size since you will have to cut their root systems to separate them? If you're afraid of transplant shock- starting them off in their own individual pot would be a step in the right direction. My 2 cents. Good luck! Chris
I placed the seeds of each species in one pot to primarily save space since I germinated them in a greenhouse, plus I wasn't sure I would get good germination.  In my experience most young seedlings take to transplanting well. I have used the one pot method with success in the past, as long as I don't wait too long and have to untangle roots .  It wasn't until after I had planted the seeds that I was told that Caimito have sensitive roots systems and don't like to be disturbed much.  I'll post some photos next week of my progress.  Thanks for the wish of luck!  8)
Bob

 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers