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canistel or lucuma as rootstock
« on: December 10, 2021, 11:43:00 AM »
which of the 2 can  use as a rootstock for other pouteria?

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Re: canistel or lucuma as rootstock
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2021, 02:08:23 PM »
Lucuma for a rootstock is better for more cloudy and moisture areas with cooler high temps. I am in Southern CA and have a lowland Lucuma in the ground doing well. The highland Lucuma does not perform as well from what I have been told. I also have a younger Ross Sapote that seems to be doing good too.

Canistel is a more sensitive to low temps then Lucuma, I am not sure where Ross sapote fits in this. However I have heard Canistel makes a good rootstock for areas where below 40F does not happen much at all. Lucuma can handle 25-28F with out it killing the tree, this would kill most Canistel trees.
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Re: canistel or lucuma as rootstock
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2021, 03:24:15 PM »
iam asking about compatibility
which pouteria can succes on them..

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Re: canistel or lucuma as rootstock
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2021, 03:31:09 PM »
Lucuma for a rootstock is better for more cloudy and moisture areas with cooler high temps. I am in Southern CA and have a lowland Lucuma in the ground doing well. The highland Lucuma does not perform as well from what I have been told. I also have a younger Ross Sapote that seems to be doing good too.

Canistel is a more sensitive to low temps then Lucuma, I am not sure where Ross sapote fits in this. However I have heard Canistel makes a good rootstock for areas where below 40F does not happen much at all. Lucuma can handle 25-28F with out it killing the tree, this would kill most Canistel trees.

Ross Sapote is not so great below 40. Defoliates and complains. I doubt it would survive below 32f for long.

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Re: canistel or lucuma as rootstock
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2021, 03:55:23 PM »
iam asking about compatibility
which pouteria can succes on them..

Don't know the breakdown species list Canistel probably has the best compatibility out of the two.
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Re: canistel or lucuma as rootstock
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2021, 07:42:33 PM »
Is there a way to tell the difference between small plants of lowland and highland lucuma, canistel, and Ross sapote?
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Re: canistel or lucuma as rootstock
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2021, 08:00:07 PM »
The terminal bud growth shows some differences between the Ross and Lucuma. Ross and Canistel look very similar however. I have been told lowland Lucuma varieties are mostly moist type where the highland are mostly dry types.
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