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JoeP450

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Grafting wax jambu help
« on: November 24, 2022, 07:59:11 AM »
I have a rare seedling wax jambu that I want to clone as Iím somewhat worried it could die unexpectedly, and I want to hedge that risk. Itís about two feet tall and growing as a single leader not branching. Iím thinking I could tip prune it to induce branching and then graft the cutting. So then the question:

Does anyone have experience grafting wax jambu and what methods did you employ?


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Joe

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Re: Grafting wax jambu help
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2022, 11:09:59 AM »
Hi Joe I graft them with just a cleft graft but I am quite sure that any type of graft that you are comfortable with will work.          Regards    Patrick

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Re: Grafting wax jambu help
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2022, 11:50:39 AM »
from what Iíve heard, jambu is very prolific and trees get gigantic at very young ages.

 If anyone can validate this itíd be much appreciated, I saw a picture of a 12 foot or so bushy tree that the owner said was 4 years old. No idea how true that was.

For reference, the jambu I have growing is equal height to a mango sapling planted 3 months earlier

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Re: Grafting wax jambu help
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 12:18:21 PM »
Hey Patrick,

Thanks for your response, I only do cleft graft cuts but my question is scion prep and do you bag in humidity dome with a few trimmed leaves or take all leaves of scion and wrap entire scion?

Hereís a pic of the seedling, it was originally entirely albino but then acquired some chlorophyll making it a neon green vs the other seedlings which are Forrest green. Love the color and foliage and I want to see this fruit out someday.




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Joe

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Re: Grafting wax jambu help
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2022, 04:09:00 PM »



Simple cleft. Very high take rate. 10/10
I use ziplock bag to block dry wind.
11 mph 12% humidity right now.




Sun protection for 3 weeks.





Chip budding with nurse leaf.
2 out of 3.
This graft is 7 weeks old.
Waiting for buds.

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Re: Grafting wax jambu help
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2022, 07:55:41 PM »
Hi Joe,

Wax jambu are super easy to air layer.
Early spring in 10b last year, I had nice roots and ready to plant in 4 weeks.

Good luck! 😃👍

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Re: Grafting wax jambu help
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2022, 10:21:08 PM »
Does anyone know if other syzigium species can be used as rootstock for wax jambu? If its compatible jambolan would make a bullet proof rootstock.

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Re: Grafting wax jambu help
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2022, 12:11:28 PM »
Joe, looks like it's still in a pot and you could always do an approach graft for almost 100% take with pretty much no risk.  If your feeling very adventurous and risky, wax jambus always rooted fairly easy for me from cuttings, ahah.

 

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