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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2016, 08:51:29 AM »
I have one grafted tree and one not grafted.  ;D
In my grafted tree the flower buds start to grow...  ;D

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2016, 03:37:08 PM »
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i got fruits setting on one of my trees i got from you.

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do you have any?!?
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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2016, 10:48:28 AM »
I love these trees but they do sucker like mad in my sandy soil all my trees two male,two female about maybe 15+ years old were all seedlings.Except one female that I bought because seedling trees all seemed male and won't set fruit! We love the fruit we freeze whole and use in smoothy seeds and all! ;) 8)I try and cut back trees 50% every year to keep them smaller and have good production of fruit!

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2016, 12:47:23 PM »
Treesnmore

i got fruits setting on one of my trees i got from you.

I want more!!!

do you have any?!?

Good luck. Mine has aborted every fruit for the last 2 years. I was planning to grab another tree from from Just Fruits but I missed their shipping window. I could trade you budwood if you are looking add another variety.  Have a male and female from hidden springs Nursery

Have you tried grafting Che to mulberry? There is a guy on another fruit forum that recently did it and it looks promising so far. I think Osage orange is compatible with mulberry so Che should work on mulberry stock with an Osage orange inter stem if the mulberry straight to Che doesn't end up working long term.
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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2017, 11:39:19 AM »
Is  these  ache fruit tree? https://postimg.cc/image/tty3twbxl/
I have trees that are graffted onto osage orange and have different leaves

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2017, 02:12:38 PM »
Is  these  ache fruit tree? https://postimg.cc/image/tty3twbxl/
I have trees that are graffted onto osage orange and have different leaves
yes it is. it's like mine...  ;D

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2017, 08:42:30 AM »
Thank you Luisport, but why my other trees that are graffted on maclura pomifera have different leaves ( the variety is seedless) ?

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2017, 08:56:21 AM »
Thank you Luisport, but why my other trees that are graffted on maclura pomifera have different leaves ( the variety is seedless) ?
Well i don't know, but my tree is grafted, sedless fruit and the leaves are like those on pic. I have another one not grafted, with a lot of thorns, and a bushy habit.

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2017, 03:15:31 PM »
Here is the graffted che seedless and thornless https://postimg.cc/image/kht18l8dj/ and how you can see the leaves are different.

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2017, 05:41:17 PM »
Here is the graffted che seedless and thornless https://postimg.cc/image/kht18l8dj/ and how you can see the leaves are different.
Don't worry, it's the same thing. There are a lot of variation on che leaves.  :)

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2017, 09:06:38 AM »
So does Mandarin Melonberry do well in Zone 10?
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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2017, 12:11:58 PM »
So does Mandarin Melonberry do well in Zone 10?
I think she neads some degree of cold...  I think it's like mulberry tree.

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2017, 01:18:09 PM »
So does Mandarin Melonberry do well in Zone 10?
I think she neads some degree of cold...  I think it's like mulberry tree.

Mulberry's fruit well here.
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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2017, 08:41:39 PM »
Where are the trees in F&S, I don't recall seeing them but I g et they could be an amorphous blob of trees by the other mulberries without a label? How do your trees look these days Flyingfox?

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2017, 09:52:32 AM »
Anyone have Che scions they'd be willing to sell or trade?

I have a couple osage orange trees on my property and thought it'd be fun to try to graft some Che onto them.

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2017, 10:54:40 AM »
Hello, i want to ask what are going with my cudrania tricuspidata trees? The trees I planted last spring are still the same without any new growth and the top of the branches are dry? , but the plants I planted a few mounths ago , are starting to produce new growth and I don t know why? The minimal temperature I have this winter was around -8 C.

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2018, 04:16:19 PM »
My seedless che tree and fruits



 


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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2018, 12:43:48 PM »
Luis,
What conditions help promote good fruition for you?

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2018, 03:39:43 PM »
Luis,
What conditions help promote good fruition for you?
Hi! For what i can see he likes whater frequently and don't mind of hot temp...

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2023, 01:37:54 PM »
I got some Norris cuttings from achetadomestica, now sprouting in a pot. Iím curious to see if I can get it to fruit in chill-free Puerto Rico; Iíve had success with a couple of chill fruit.

The thread on Che in the other forum gives the impression that itís not a good fruit, though itís hardly a consensus. Predominantly the texture, apparently. As stated there, I got my Che for a breeding experiment... one of my two Maclura cochinchinensis finally flowered this year, and it turned out to be male. It should make for an interesting hybrid. For now I have the Che cuttings in a pot; Iím gonna try to grow them potted for a while, and then take a cutting and graft it on the Cockspur Thorn. The Spur didnít develop suckers, but I did take cuttings from both trees and they sprouted.

⁂Edit: Pics!

Che cuttings:


Cockspur Thorn:

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2023, 07:48:56 PM »
I love my unknown Che from fruitwood.com. I grafted male and female on Osage and it was fruiting the first year. This is a 3rd year and i cross grafted them so each had both genders. I also has norris and darrow, but they didn't fruit yet.
Che tasted great. I am keeping it.


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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2023, 08:03:16 AM »
I'm confused... does any female che bear seedles fruit if there's no male around or do you need a seedless variety?
Then does the seedless variety still need a male or not?
Keep planting and nobody explodes

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2023, 08:13:45 AM »
Some sources say that seedless che gives fruit without male but usually drops fruit untill tree matures
If male is present, seedless fruits earlier but with seeds. 
 
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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2023, 08:45:49 AM »
I purchased Norris and Darrow from Just Fruits and Exotics 5+ years ago and both have always started growing small fruit but then always drops the fruit before maturity.  This year we have had a wetter than normal May (our Mays are usually very dry); the fruit is still holding on right now and I am hoping it has just been a water issue during the fruit ripening process.

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Re: Che (mandarin melon berry) Maclura tricuspidata
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2023, 11:25:59 AM »
Check out this taste profile from one of my favorite YouTube channels Weird Explorer:

https://youtu.be/hOyLbgkng_w

 

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