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Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« on: November 29, 2012, 06:14:33 PM »
Ok.

So here are some grafts, all from this year...the earliest one being from Jan 2012.

its interesting to see how some of them changed in such a short time.

below is a multi grafted jaboticaba that has about 6 grafts on it right now, most cleft, but some were sheild budded (I think that's the name?)

can you see the 3 types of foliage? Left, Trunciflora, pushing red growth and much more vigorous than the other scions (i've had to prune this part back already 3 times), top/middle, is the M. cauliflora hybrid, red jaboticaba, its got the yellowest leaves of the bunch...and right hand side has nice dark green leaves, M spirito santensis (grimal jaboticaba), its about to push forth new leaves, I'm eager to see all 3 push new leaves at once

Trunciflora union (of tree pictured above)

spirito santensis union, almost totally invisible (same tree as above)

cauliflora hybrid, Red jabo (same tree as above)

where I shield budded onto the tree, and tried to only graft on the flowers!  It looks like it might put out a flower if you look close! I will know by April of next year for sure.  This graft took, but never pushed out any leaves...now it's doing something finally.

another graft on the same tree, just like above!  glad to see its alive!

my first grafted jabo ever! A M. spirito santensis, done in Jan 2012, in front of the Titusville Garden Club, while giving a talk about how to graft fruit trees.  (I'll never forget the kind elderly lady who gasped as I decapitated a seedling jaboticaba, to do a cleft graft!!  She couldn't believe some one would cut a jabo tree like that!  HAHA, I'm glad it lived, she would be to I'm guessing! 

same graft as above...this one healed up so funny because it barely took!  Only a small portion of the cambium fused, way down at the very bottom of my cleft graft!  It will soon grow out of this funny bulge I'm guessing.

cleft graft of my favorite seedling avocado, healed pretty fast (4 weeks)...I've had great success with cleft grafting avocado.

and this is a Yucatan sugar apple I veneer grafted last year, onto a pet pak chong atemoya seedling.  It's healed up so good, I was surprised.  I can barely tell it's grafted, unlike most other annona grafts I've done.  The leaves of this sugar apple variety are reminiscent of A. reticulata to me, and it seems like this tree has a good tolerance to cold.  It hasn't even thought about shedding leaves yet (it had temps of 45F a few times) but all of the other annonas I have are going into fall/winter dormancy for sure, shedding leaves.



Hope you enjoy the pics and have some questions!!!  :)

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Re: Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 08:07:15 PM »



Nice grafts!

This tree looks like the keppeltree that somebody posted last week.

I have never seen one in real, are they nice to eat?

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Re: Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 08:30:43 PM »
thanks!!

yes!  they're one of my favorite fruits!

like a grape...but highly variable, and very complex flavors and textures!

there's over 50 jaboticaba like fruits (myrciaria/plinia)

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Re: Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 08:53:55 PM »
Now you made that multigrafted tree i guess you have to plant it in full soil to make it fruit right? Looks like a huge tree though on that pic with fruits. I have never seen fruit like this in real.

Many articles that i read are about fruits that i have never heard of, so i will place pic's of them if i have time enough. So all other readers also know what we are writing about.

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Re: Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 09:22:21 PM »
Now you made that multigrafted tree i guess you have to plant it in full soil to make it fruit right? Looks like a huge tree though on that pic with fruits. I have never seen fruit like this in real.

Many articles that i read are about fruits that i have never heard of, so i will place pic's of them if i have time enough. So all other readers also know what we are writing about.

no!

this tree can fruit in half sun!

also, some jaboticaba are big 40ft, some small, 4ft tall.

they can all fruit in a pot (pretty much).

u gotta find one and taste it!  I'm sure  there's one near you!

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Re: Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 07:23:21 AM »
Nice job Adam.  A few of those grafts don't even look like grafts.  Thanks for the pics.

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Re: Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 11:51:30 AM »
That's a really clean looking veneer graft, do all your veneers come out this clean? 
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Re: Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 12:34:03 PM »
That's a really clean looking veneer graft, do all your veneers come out this clean? 

not quite this clean.

this one really stands out.

the scion and the rootstock were perfectly matched, and I made deep cuts, making sure to not just get the cambium layers.

this Yucatan sugar apple has very different leaves than I'm used to.  Quite large.

I'm very very eager to taste a fruit.

I have no idea what to expect, except some poisonous seeds.  ;D

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Re: Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 12:58:42 PM »
very nice grafts

I like the multi grafted jaboticaba

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Re: Looking at Graft Unions Healing Up
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 01:17:58 PM »
Hi Adam,

WOW some trees look like they haven't been grafted before :o The initial graft wound are disappearing very fast 8)

Thanks for sharing :)
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