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Grafting a Jackfruit onto a fig or mulberry, possible?
« on: November 30, 2019, 03:15:07 PM »
Hi,
I've found a YouTube video showing a Jackfruit grafted onto a fig and mulberry. It is possible?
https://youtu.be/mpBpHRsNqa0

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Re: Grafting a Jackfruit onto a fig or mulberry, possible?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 10:56:11 AM »
I don't know if it is possible to get viable grafts in that combination--- I haven't tried it or heard of it.

I do get annoyed by persons who can't save their videos of experiments long enough to show them when there are results to show, of dead grafts, or of live grafts that have grown for at least a year.
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Re: Grafting a Jackfruit onto a fig or mulberry, possible?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 04:28:04 PM »
Yes, I'm skeptical about the whole thing, but curious to see if it can work.
If it does works, it may allow growing Jackfruit in non tropical climates due to better root stock.

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Re: Grafting a Jackfruit onto a fig or mulberry, possible?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 08:13:57 PM »
It is highly unlikely to work as they just seem too distant genetically.

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Re: Grafting a Jackfruit onto a fig or mulberry, possible?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 08:16:53 AM »
I have not tried it, but I am pretty sure about this: If you are lucky, maybe you cold get the grafts to take, but in Winter they would die, because the fig and mulberry sap stops flowing, unlike the jack, which grows year round.

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Re: Grafting a Jackfruit onto a fig or mulberry, possible?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 04:31:00 PM »
Yes it's true except that if you take the example of poncirus in citrus fruits you realize that it is possible.

The only problem would be compatibility because of the genetic distance.

But I do not understand why a bonsaika would do this if it is impossible .

Then in these other video it uses the jungle fig, can be better compatibility.

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Re: Grafting a Jackfruit onto a fig or mulberry, possible?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 05:16:53 PM »
Poncirus should be Citrus and its different from grafting a jack onto plants from a different subfamily,from a different climate that has a different growth form. Bet you wont see pics of successful mature plants.

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Re: Grafting a Jackfruit onto a fig or mulberry, possible?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2019, 05:44:31 PM »
It is quite unlikely, but don't Forget that you can graft a loquat on a quince, that has quite different habits than the first, and it's a good match, so… Who knows...
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Re: Grafting a Jackfruit onto a fig or mulberry, possible?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2019, 07:04:06 PM »
Poncirus should be Citrus and its different from grafting a jack onto plants from a different subfamily,from a different climate that has a different growth form. Bet you wont see pics of successful mature plants.

Mike I never said otherwise, I said that poncirus is a deciduous tree while grapefruit is an evergreen tree.
However are successful grafting.

And that's why the only problem may be compatibility (genetic distance)

 

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