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Nice selection! I like the clothespin idea i've never seen that before.
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nice Simon, we are getting good warm weather and I hope we dont go straight to 110 degrees,

Hey Behl,

Here is a picture of the Sweet Tart graft you did for me in late April

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Simon,

   They look good, how old are these seedling?

Vincent.
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Congrats!  Nice grafts Simon, 
I too did a few grafts.  My pineapple pleasure x 3, fruit punch x2, Sweet Tart , Lemon Zest x2 are pushing.
I also have a few that are looking like they should be pushing real soon.... Piña Colada, Lemon Meringue, Ice Cream, Maha Chanok,  Carrie.
Question... Do you have yours in full sun or in partial shade?
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nice Simon, we are getting good warm weather and I hope we dont go straight to 110 degrees,
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Here’s a few recent Mango grafts that are pushing. These scions are grafted onto random Mango seedlings that I purchased at a local nursery and they were not in the best of shape but I was desperate. Grafted are Pineapple Pleasure, Sweet Tart, Fruit Punch, M4, Peach Cobbler, Ugly Betty, Juicy Peach, Brahm Kai Mia, Mun Khun See, Providence and Ice Cream.
Ice Cream just starting to push on a rootstock with not a single leaf





















One of each of these varieties will be planted at our orchard at Spaugh’s place

Simon
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Namwa banana Mosaic virus?
« Last post by lebmung on Today at 04:57:51 PM »
It doesn't seem to me to be a virus on your banana. Maybe some nitrogen and magnesium deficiency.
Beside that I suspect something else which is more possible.
You see most of the banana plants in US are propagated by tissue culture. The propagator to maximize profit is re culturing the small plants many times and with this comes a drawback: mutations.
To me your banana seems to be variegated by accidental mutation which is okay and presumably safe to eat just like all the monsanto corn.
PS: I have namwa as well, and have seen them in their habitat in thailand.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Bud Grafting T-Bud Graft Method
« Last post by lebmung on Today at 04:50:07 PM »
It's called keiki paste.  Doubt if kaki will return anything on a search.  I used to use it on phalaenopsis orchids.  Should be available from orchid supply vendors or make it yourself - https://www.ebay.com/gds/How-to-Make-Keiki-Paste-/10000000205263270/g.html
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That should work. However like I said before a proper mixture from a quality vendor is necessary. I am not going to explain all the negative factors here because it's too much technical and probably boring for a gardener.
The link on ebay was written by a novice and the method how to make the paste is outrageous.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Bud Grafting T-Bud Graft Method
« Last post by lebmung on Today at 04:33:24 PM »
Thanks for the information Mark! I was wondering if there is a specific brand that lebmung uses because I want to induce the bud to push and not grow roots. When I was doing plant research, I used to make my own agarose plates with different concentrations of hormones and the ratios of the hormones would determine if I would induce roots or shoots.

I have some mango bud grafts that are over a month old and they are still green and look like they are about to push. If they don’t dry out in this heatwave, I’m hopeful they will push shortly.

Simon

I am not using any brand I have my own formulation. I gave example for kaki paste because there are some for sale on internet and they work okay sometimes from what I heard. If you have some basic training and understand the dangers to work with chemicals then I can help you make your own, just pm
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree (not as expected) Question
« Last post by SoCalDan on Today at 04:29:16 PM »
Hopefully these help.

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