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Multigrafting Mango Trees
« on: April 19, 2013, 10:27:18 PM »
I have started the process of multi grafting my in ground mango trees.  About a month ago I started adding scions to most of my trees and most have started pushing already!

So far I have compiled these combinations...

On Carrie (tree about 6 feet tall) - Mesk and Juliette

On Pineapple Pleasure (tree about 5 feet tall) - Gary, Coconut Cream, and Pina Colada

On Lemon Zest (tree about 8 feet tall) - Sweet Tart, Spirit of '76

On Cogshall (tree about 6 feet tall) - Mallika

On PPK (tree about 8 feet tall) - San Felipe, Fernandin, Cushman, Florigon, Zill, and Coconut Cream

On Ivory (tree about 9 feet tall) - ST Maui, and Keow Savoy

On NDM #4 (tree about 5 feet tall) - Fairchild

To be completed...

On Maha Chanok - Angie

On Pickering -?

On NDM? - ?

On J-12 - ?

Here are some photos some of the scions starting to push..  I have been using cleft grafts and side veneers with near 100% success!


Sheehan and I had made a trip to Sleepdoc's place last month and I was so impressed I had to get started!!




















Sheehan and I had made a trip to Sleepdoc's place last month and I was so impressed I had to get started!!

So far I have taken 7 varieties of my ten mango trees and turned them into 28 total varieties in the same space if successful.

I will post pics as they progress.. If one scion tries to take over the tree I will lop it off and open the canopy.  I have been pruning my trees since planted so they have elaborate scaffolds to work with.

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 10:30:31 PM »
Very cool!

I would be interested to see what you ultimately decide on RE: On Pickering -?

While the growth is very obviously compact at my place, it seems to push a ton of flushes  per growing season and has set around 8-12 fruit (nearing full size) while also flushing on half of its branches while only being 5 1/2 feet tall by 5 feet wide at my house. I'm impressed with its growth habit and would be potentially interested in multigrafting my pickering as well!
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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 10:45:44 PM »
That's awesome!
I grafted scions of Harry's Super Carrie (seedling selection) onto my Keitt tree last July and it is pushing flowers right now!!
I love the cocktail mango tree idea!!

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 10:47:51 PM »
"On Lemon Zest (tree about 8 feet tall) - Sweet Tart, Spirit of '76"

Cookie Man not be happy with you...
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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 11:03:13 PM »
Am I the only one who sees those pix sideways? I'm about to get a stiff neck here trying to learn from one of the mango gurus on this forum!

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 12:15:04 AM »
Am I the only one who sees those pix sideways? I'm about to get a stiff neck here trying to learn from one of the mango gurus on this forum!
No, they aren't sideways for me...am I the only one who has turned their monitor on its side?  ;) ;D
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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2013, 12:33:45 AM »
No, they aren't sideways for me...am I the only one who has turned their monitor on its side?  ;) ;D


I knew I had to get one of those monitors one of these days! Looks like that time has come, more and more people are posting pictures this way. I hope it's not just another fad! :)

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 01:08:42 AM »
"On Lemon Zest (tree about 8 feet tall) - Sweet Tart, Spirit of '76"

Cookie Man not be happy with you...

Me neither... :P lol

Great job Patrick!  :)
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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 01:57:41 AM »
Patrick - I just got some scions in the mail and hope to have a bit
of success with my grafting this weekend...but what you've done - VERY impressive....

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013, 05:07:35 AM »
Looks great Patrick !! 

Such a great way to increase the # of varieties.

I took your suggestion and worked my Odorata and Kastoree.  Why have 1 type taking up a space when you can have 3 :)

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2013, 06:03:28 AM »
Where in the canopy is the best spot to graft? Towards center, or outside? When pruning the new branches what percentage of the original tree are you trying to keep?

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2013, 06:14:06 AM »
When choosing places I have been considering growth habits of the scion I am adding.  Another thing I am wondering is if there will be hormonal influence that will effect season and productivity? I know that mature scions are added to seedlings for hormonal influence, I wonder what multi variety will cause?  I am only adding one or two scions of each variety and will tip them to create more branches.  I will try and keep the original tree the dominant one.

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2013, 06:18:59 AM »
Assuming all goes well, as the multi-grafted trees get older/larger, one issue I see is that one would have to make sure they keep a good track on which branches are which varieties so that they are able to monitor and judge proper harvest time for each variety.

Anybody know if Richard Campbell has done any work/testing/experimenting in the "field"?
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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2013, 09:47:00 AM »
Good job! 28 variaty's is a lot! I would like to know which graft fruits the first. For me it is Chocanon (Miracle Mango) that fruited after 90 days.

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2013, 11:09:17 AM »
Patrick,

Wow, 7 to 28, Great work!..:) Congratulations on all of the grafts taking.

I love this combo.. Pineapple Pleasure - Gary, Coconut Cream, and Pina Colada... Nice tropical fruit cocktail mango tree..:) and the Lemon Zest - Sweet Tart, Spirit of '76

You'll be swimming in mangoes soon, very inspiring...Thank you...

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2013, 12:54:07 PM »
Great job PJ you are a real pro. I've been trying to do this since last year with very little success.

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2013, 12:02:10 AM »
Were those scions wrapped with Parafilm?
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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2013, 12:25:37 PM »
Yes I did wrap them in parafilm first.

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2013, 12:59:03 PM »
That is great work ! ..
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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2013, 12:10:29 PM »
Any update on this Patrick?
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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2013, 06:25:24 PM »
my Pickering / cogshall is doing well...I've had to prune back the cogshall (just like bsbullie warned me).

I just recently added a small Angie scion.

I plan on keeping the tree in a root pruning pot.

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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2013, 06:49:41 PM »
my Pickering / cogshall is doing well...I've had to prune back the cogshall (just like bsbullie warned me).

I just recently added a small Angie scion.

I plan on keeping the tree in a root pruning pot.

That reminds me, I haven't seen bsbullie post here in months.
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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2013, 06:59:53 PM »
On my 2 cocktailtree's only 1 scion of mahachanok is growing to fast. It has a prime A location with full sun and i m still thinking wheter to prune or not. Maybe i will just prune it and graft some new scion on it for fun.


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Re: Multigrafting Mango Trees
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2013, 09:38:14 PM »
Branches that are too vigorously upright, can be forcibly arched, by tying or hanging weights--- or sometimes, merely by bending and holding for a couple of minutes.   Arched branches will usually be fruitful.
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Multigraft Update (One Year Later) w/Video!
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2013, 04:11:49 PM »
The movie portion of the video is of my PPK with 9 other varieties successfully grafted on.  The other slides are other trees in my yard with some successful, some a couple weeks old!


 

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