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Jamesdeangelo

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Grafting Button Mangosteen, Cherapu, Garcinia prainiana
« on: April 07, 2019, 05:31:10 PM »
Has anyone on here had any success grafting Button Mangosteen? I had the fruit and it is delicious but since it is dioecious and super slow grower, seems kind of stupid to grow from seed if I have the option to graft

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Re: Grafting Button Mangosteen, Cherapu, Garcinia prainiana
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 09:55:18 PM »
We graft it on its same root stock.  The seedling is very slow in a pot, maybe taking 2-3 years to attain a size suitable for grafting.  Best to plant it out early, then graft onto the planted seedling.  Thatís worked well for me with a cleft graft.
Iíve been collaborating with Gary Zill on this and itís been both of our experiences that cherapu benefits from some shade.  The fruit comes pretty much true to seed and you can top work males. 
Iíve planted out cherapu that was grafted in the pot and it hasnít been any faster to produce than the seedlings.
Peter

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Re: Grafting Button Mangosteen, Cherapu, Garcinia prainiana
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 09:24:31 AM »
Thanks for the info, sounds like a good method, do the trees like shade even at full maturity?

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Re: Grafting Button Mangosteen, Cherapu, Garcinia prainiana
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 11:27:46 AM »
My largest trees have been in production for about 3-4 years and are at least 15 ft. tall.  The ones in the shade look and do better.  Weíre talking light shade.  Gary, especially, has the same experience since his farm has a harsher dry season than ours.
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Re: Grafting Button Mangosteen, Cherapu, Garcinia prainiana
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 03:16:23 PM »
i grafted an adult male at 4 feet height, with lateral branch scions.   years later, the plant has grown only horizontally, still 4-5 feet tall, not very productive.

 

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