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Coach62

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Idea to repair my badly girdled custard apple.
« on: May 17, 2018, 10:35:00 AM »
To refresh everyone’s memory, I have a young badly girdled custard apple tree that I want to save.   I had originally tried a bridge graft but I have no idea if it will take. I had another idea and that is to treat the girdled area as an air later and just get new roots to form from the top of the girdled area. Curious as to if anyone had any comments on this.    To me this makes more sense than relying on the bridge graft to carry the tree for the next 20 or 30 years. Does anyone disagree?
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achetadomestica

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Re: Idea to repair my badly girdled custard apple.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 12:53:46 PM »
Did you ever post a picture? Why wouldn't you stake it for support and let it heal?
Maybe spray it with copper fungicide once a month?

I had a grafted so jujube once that I snapped with a garden hose and I tape it with
buddy tape and today 6 years later it is fine except it won't fruit from lack of chill hours.

 

 

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