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Lost Genova Red Ilama
« on: July 26, 2013, 09:19:36 PM »
Unhappy to bring news of a victim of today's nasty thunderstorms.  My Genova Red Ilama snapped off at the graft point where it connected to the Pond Apple root stock that was growing from.  The tree was badly damaged in Hurricane Wilma and looks like its a goner.  I will obviously have lots of bud wood for anyone that wants to stop by to pick up some in the next couple of days.  I'll take pictures tomorrow.  I am glad I was able to give out bud wood over the years to those that grafted from my tree.  There were only two fruits produced this year and once was nearing maturity, but I don't think it is quite fully developed. This tree was planted out in approximately 1995 and was grafted by Zill's probably under the supervision of Har.
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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 10:55:30 PM »
That sucks. My grafts that I from the wood from your tree are still green. If any end up pushing I can give you a replacement if you want it. Mine are grafted to cherimoya. I know Excalibur has some grafted ones too. They were not too impressive looking when I was there so I passed on buying one. Pretty sure they were $35.00.

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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 11:02:03 PM »
Harry, sorry to hear of your loss. some times nature sucks!

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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 12:10:43 AM »
Wow Harry that is a sad story and must have been a bit scary to have a lightening strike so close!

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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 01:52:55 AM »
Oh no!  sorry to hear you lost this one!

I'm thankful you shared some scions with me! 

we gotta get you a replacement tree ASAP!

are you gonna scrap the rootstock?  or eventually try to regraft?
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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 12:08:06 PM »
Ohhh! I'm really sorry to hear you lost the Ilama.  :(
There must have been some really strong winds.

If you can obtain some cherimoya or pond apple seedlings, you could try grafting some of the budwood, from what you have remaining.

I really do hope you get it growing again. It was a beautiful tree..:)

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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 12:30:51 PM »
Aw man  :'(
Was that the one I saw when I was at your place?
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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 01:12:59 PM »
Unhappy to bring news of a victim of today's nasty thunderstorms.  My Genova Red Ilama snapped off at the graft point where it connected to the Pond Apple root stock that was growing from.  The tree was badly damaged in Hurricane Wilma and looks like its a goner.  I will obviously have lots of bud wood for anyone that wants to stop by to pick up some in the next couple of days.  I'll take pictures tomorrow.  I am glad I was able to give out bud wood over the years to those that grafted from my tree.  There were only two fruits produced this year and once was nearing maturity, but I don't think it is quite fully developed. This tree was planted out in approximately 1995 and was grafted by Zill's probably under the supervision of Har.


Sorry about your tree. I have cherimoya rootstock, I could make one for you.

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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 03:45:09 PM »
That really sucks. Hope other trees in the area are ok.

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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013, 09:10:23 PM »
Thanks for all the condolences and supportive thoughts. Here's a couple of shots of the aftermath.  It was wind and a weakened graft union that causes the problem...not lightening.  The large over grown pond apple root stock is still growing nicely and has sent up a few shoots that I could go ahead and re-graft the ilama on to.

Hmmmm......went to post pictures I took with my phone and Post Image is saying they are too large.  What's up with that?

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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2013, 09:13:54 PM »
I trimmed a branch of my Genova Red in memory :'(

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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2013, 09:29:41 PM »
Thanks for all the condolences and supportive thoughts. Here's a couple of shots of the aftermath.  It was wind and a weakened graft union that causes the problem...not lightening.  The large over grown pond apple root stock is still growing nicely and has sent up a few shoots that I could go ahead and re-graft the ilama on to.

Hmmmm......went to post pictures I took with my phone and Post Image is saying they are too large.  What's up with that?


Harry, you should consider growing it on a cherimoya rootstock. I just planted mine this week next year it will look like my Lisa atemoya.




Lisa on cherimoya rootstock after a few years




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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 06:25:47 PM »
Harry,

here is one of the scions you sent me from your tree!  Its growing nicely, on illama rootstock.




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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2013, 09:10:12 PM »
Harry,

here is one of the scions you sent me from your tree!  Its growing nicely, on illama rootstock.






Beautiful.  Looks a heck of a lot better than mine ever did on its pond apple root stock. Great job!
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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2013, 09:33:19 PM »
Harry, just an FYI, I just read a book where it talked a bit about graft incompatibility and it said that if after many years of normal growth, the tree breaks at the graft union, it would be a sign of delayed graft incompatibility because the cells of the scion and those of the rootstock have never interlocked (as in a compatible graft). Now, Mr. Chance could have played a role here in tandem with Mr. Storm, but I think the book has a good observation here.
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Re: Lost Genova Red Ilama
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2013, 09:35:38 PM »
Harry, just an FYI, I just read a book where it talked a bit about graft incompatibility and it said that if after many years of normal growth, the tree breaks at the graft union, it would be a sign of delayed graft incompatibility because the cells of the scion and those of the rootstock have never interlocked (as in a compatible graft). Now, Mr. Chance could have played a role here in tandem with Mr. Storm, but I think the book has a good observation here.

No doubt about it.  There was severe graft incompatibility between my Genova Red Ilama and it pond apple root stock.  The storms, both recently and Hurricane Wilma a few years ago did not help matters.
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