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Tropical Bay Area

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Is Grafting lychees possible?
« on: September 02, 2021, 09:22:38 PM »
Hi, I have a lychee seedling i want to graft some named varieties onto. is this possible? I tried searching onlin but all i got was "air grafting" (for those of you who dont understand its air layering  :o)
If its possible, are there any cons to this and pros to this? How about the take rate? Thx  ;D
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Re: Is Grafting lychees possible?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 09:47:39 PM »
Yes itís possible but the cambium is only active during specific times of active growth. Modified top wedge grafts work well. Follow this paper for specific details. I have also been successful with approach grafts.

https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/f_n-2.pdf

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Re: Is Grafting lychees possible?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2021, 10:00:40 PM »
I have a grafted longan tree. I got it from a nursery. The biggest advantage
would be the seedling rootstock will have a taproot. An airlayered tree will not.

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Re: Is Grafting lychees possible?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2021, 12:30:30 AM »
Thanks everyone, this helped a lot. Itís still pretty small so got a long way to go   ;D
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Re: Is Grafting lychees possible?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2021, 03:11:28 PM »
Yes.

Some have actually gone beyond Lychee on Lychee.
See this discussion  https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=315.0

 

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