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AlexE

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Mammea americana air layering?
« on: November 21, 2020, 10:03:49 PM »
Hi all,

So I have a small Mammea americana tree currently in an 7 gallon pot, it was only meant to be a temporary thing while I was looking for property but it's taking a lot longer with everything happening at the moment.  I was hoping to plant it out and then air layer it at a later date, maybe even graft it if it gets big enough to fruit. There's a lot of info on propogation by seedlings and gradting but not so much on marcotting. Is it actually possible to propagate them by air layer/marcotting?

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Re: Mammea americana air layering?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 08:24:35 PM »
I am also interested in this . Hope we can get someone to chime in

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Re: Mammea americana air layering?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 10:09:11 PM »
Julia Morton indicates that cuttings have been used for this species in Fruits of Warm Climates. I can't think of a plant that can be propigated by cuttings that will not airlayer. Approach grafting with a seedling in a pot would be another easy option for people with limited grafting skills (like me).  :-\

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Re: Mammea americana air layering?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 10:42:49 PM »
Julia Morton indicates that cuttings have been used for this species in Fruits of Warm Climates. I can't think of a plant that can be propigated by cuttings that will not airlayer. Approach grafting with a seedling in a pot would be another easy option for people with limited grafting skills (like me).  :-\

I think so as well, just didn't want to plant it in the ground and then lose the tree when I move.  I actually think it might be a marcot or cutting itself, just checked the stem again and it's hard to tell.  Its not a graft though.




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Re: Mammea americana air layering?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 05:16:11 AM »
Marcotting a non bearing specimen of a species that is known to produce male seedlings is not a sure shot approach. Our tree took approx 13 years to fruit. It has produced plentifully every year since 2013.
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