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grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« on: March 05, 2015, 11:35:39 PM »
I'm starting this thread to track the progress of my grafted M. guaquiea trees.  I believe it is the first successful grafting of this species in the USA (maybe the world? I don't think it is ever grafted in Brazil)

as of last year I started taking scions from my friends, almost mature, M. guaquiea...I knew just what to do with them...as I have hundreds of M. glazioviana rootstocks.

As I assumed, glazioviana makes an excellent rootstock for M. guaquiea, just like M. strigipes. 

as time goes on i will be grafting more of these..and the strigipes...and the true glomerata...and possibly a larger fruited selection of M. glazioviana.

this species complex is worth collecting!

here is the pair of grafted trees in 3 gal pots as of today




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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 11:41:34 PM »
You're fearless, my friend. Impressive. What can't you graft? I can't wait to see the results, and hopefully buy one too, in the future  ;D


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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 11:45:30 PM »
You're fearless, my friend. Impressive. What can't you graft? I can't wait to see the results, and hopefully buy one too, in the future  ;D

lol thanks!

u know...I have very bad luck grafting artocarpus...(I've only had success once, and of course it was when I wasn't even worried about the grafts taking)

other than that, I've never grafted bananas and palm trees!

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 10:12:10 AM »
here is an updated photo of the two grafted Myrciaria guaquiea plants.

they did not seem to enjoy the intense heat in my greenhouse, and started to really perk up when I put them near a fan that kept them under 100F.

still the plant is extremely heat tolerant.

the graft unions are almost invisible.

the next photo I post will be of these plants blooming, maybe in 1-2yrs if all goes well.









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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 11:36:33 PM »
Fantastic, get some grafted when it's fruiting so that I can buy one from you. Lol ... It's interesting, it grows in a specific habit that I find is different from other myrciaria. Mine looks just like yours, but it's a seedling I got from Ethan. It's one of my easiest plants to grow. It kind of sits there, doesn't take up much space, and keeps growing.

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 12:16:06 AM »
Fantastic, get some grafted when it's fruiting so that I can buy one from you. Lol ... It's interesting, it grows in a specific habit that I find is different from other myrciaria. Mine looks just like yours, but it's a seedling I got from Ethan. It's one of my easiest plants to grow. It kind of sits there, doesn't take up much space, and keeps growing.

Tropicaliste,

yes!  I plan to graft more ASAP...but that could take me a year or two.

that's cool u got a seedling, they don't take too long to fruit, it will probably be about 3-5 yrs from seed.

maximize sunlight, keep it somewhat rootbound, but happy (plenty of irrigation, regular feedings, but not too much nitrogen)...

that's how I encourage them to fruit quickly.

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2015, 09:05:24 PM »
in 15 gal pots now, about 1yr since grafting.




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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 03:14:36 PM »
I'm starting this thread to track the progress of my grafted M. guaquiea trees.  I believe it is the first successful grafting of this species in the USA (maybe the world? I don't think it is ever grafted in Brazil)

as of last year I started taking scions from my friends, almost mature, M. guaquiea...I knew just what to do with them...as I have hundreds of M. glazioviana rootstocks.

As I assumed, glazioviana makes an excellent rootstock for M. guaquiea, just like M. strigipes. 

as time goes on i will be grafting more of these..and the strigipes...and the true glomerata...and possibly a larger fruited selection of M. glazioviana.

this species complex is worth collecting!

here is the pair of grafted trees in 3 gal pots as of today





How does guaquiea compare to strigipes and glazoviana in terms of flavor profile? 
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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 03:31:01 PM »
supposedly they are all similar...

i have only tasted strigipes and glazioviana so far...both are similar...but I have only tasted a few strigipes so far

I'm starting this thread to track the progress of my grafted M. guaquiea trees.  I believe it is the first successful grafting of this species in the USA (maybe the world? I don't think it is ever grafted in Brazil)

as of last year I started taking scions from my friends, almost mature, M. guaquiea...I knew just what to do with them...as I have hundreds of M. glazioviana rootstocks.

As I assumed, glazioviana makes an excellent rootstock for M. guaquiea, just like M. strigipes. 

as time goes on i will be grafting more of these..and the strigipes...and the true glomerata...and possibly a larger fruited selection of M. glazioviana.

this species complex is worth collecting!

here is the pair of grafted trees in 3 gal pots as of today





How does guaquiea compare to strigipes and glazoviana in terms of flavor profile?

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 03:42:44 PM »
Did you try to sprout and grow the guaquiea seeds you had last year.

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2015, 04:17:58 PM »
Did you try to sprout and grow the guaquiea seeds you had last year.

lol, ya, i have a bunch of small seedlings for sale now!

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2015, 05:34:49 PM »
Ok figured, the 5 seeds i received from you last year are taking off. Cant wait to try this one

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2015, 10:17:00 PM »
Did you try to sprout and grow the guaquiea seeds you had last year.

how do they handle city water?  major ph issues?
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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2015, 10:27:49 PM »
I only use composted rain water, best you can get.

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2015, 11:11:24 PM »
Did you try to sprout and grow the guaquiea seeds you had last year.

how do they handle city water?  major ph issues?

Probably similar to strigipes and  glazioviana ... Which are a little sensitive, but easily managable...(chelated Fe is always good to have around)...but I remember growing both on city water without having to drench...fertilizing was enough to perk up my plants

So far I think glomerata is the most sensitive out of the bunch...maybe that's why it's so darn rare!

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2016, 03:05:09 PM »
I grafted this one back in November 2015 and finally took it out of the greenhouse bag this late feb/early march. It's pushing growth slowly but surely.

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2016, 04:37:17 PM »
I grafted this one back in November 2015 and finally took it out of the greenhouse bag this late feb/early march. It's pushing growth slowly but surely.



Congrats!

How much are you selling the plant for?  How about $60?

 :P  ;D

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2016, 06:49:56 PM »
I grafted this one back in November 2015 and finally took it out of the greenhouse bag this late feb/early march. It's pushing growth slowly but surely.



Congrats!

How much are you selling the plant for?  How about $60?

 :P  ;D


Thanks! It's the only one in my collection and after babying it through the winter I think I'm going to hold onto it for now  ;)
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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2016, 10:33:42 PM »
I need one of those grafted ones to be a big brother to my seedlings, teach em how to grow up right

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Re: grafted Myrciaria guaquiea
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2020, 06:19:02 PM »
planted one of my big grafted ones out in the grove today yo, here's the vidyo

https://youtu.be/DgkNJ6ENNwY

 

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