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Grafting Che to Mulberry
« on: January 14, 2022, 03:13:50 PM »
I saw a few successful Che to male mulberry bark grafts online but wanted to see if others have had success on TFF doing this. I tried che for the first time last year and it was very agreeable and aesthetic so I want to give it a try grafting to ever bearing / dwarf mulberry which seems to be a universal receiver of mulberry grafts.

Also wanted to try rooting some cuttings which I hear is challenging but not impossible.

Anyone have experience?

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 04:53:31 PM »
No experience here... but I would be very interested in attempting to graft some.
Anyone have the large-seedles type cuttings for sale?

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 05:08:49 PM »
No experience here... but I would be very interested in attempting to graft some.
Anyone have the large-seedles type cuttings for sale?

Kevin
I have a large grafted "Norris" che tree and plenty of scions available

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 05:16:23 PM »
No experience here... but I would be very interested in attempting to graft some.
Anyone have the large-seedles type cuttings for sale?

Kevin
I have a large grafted "Norris" che tree and plenty of scions available

Have you tried rooting them before?

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 05:25:04 PM »
Couple of weeks ago I grafted some Che Mulberry Scions from https://reallygoodplants.com/ onto osange orange rootstock that I received from Fruitwood Nursey. I had an extra couple scions that I decided to stick in the dirt and see if they root. I'll report back if one succeeds at rooting.

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 06:27:48 PM »
I have heard that Che which is not a mulberry but Cudrania that is in moraceae family is compatible with Osage orange. Mulberry same family would be interesting to see if it works. Best of luck to yeah Kevin.

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2022, 06:34:07 AM »
Do they root easily?

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2022, 07:16:31 AM »
I was able to root them fairly easily but the problem with that is they sucker and the suckers can be super thorny.  I made that mistake and have to remove the one I planted.
I have heard of them making thorny thickets that require a bulldozer to remove.

Tried grafting onto Mulberry but was not successful.

Grafting onto Osage Orange is the way to go.

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 11:05:15 AM »
I haven't been able to find osage orange anywhere at CA nurseries. If someone has a line on some, let me know. I see some bare rooted grafted norris for $30 so I may do that, we'll see.

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2022, 11:58:08 AM »
I grafted che only on osage orange. I need to try to root che cuttings, just for fun. I know osage scions root like crazy. I ordered 2 osage rootstocks. Cut off tops rooted so fast. Seems easier than growing them from seeds.

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2022, 01:19:44 PM »
I think my friend told me he collected Osage seed at Francheschi in the last month or so…..?
I haven't been able to find osage orange anywhere at CA nurseries. If someone has a line on some, let me know. I see some bare rooted grafted norris for $30 so I may do that, we'll see.

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2022, 01:25:07 PM »
On etsy, there were lots of osage seeds cheap. Somehow they grew so slow, and will no be ready for grafting any time soon. For the same time, rooted cutting of osage is a perfect rootstock now.

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2022, 02:26:23 PM »
Do you like the fruit?

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2022, 03:45:48 PM »
I think my friend told me he collected Osage seed at Francheschi in the last month or so…..?
I haven't been able to find osage orange anywhere at CA nurseries. If someone has a line on some, let me know. I see some bare rooted grafted norris for $30 so I may do that, we'll see.

Oh dang, I hear osage roots SUPER easy too so I would love to find that plant there. I can't seem to find the plant map from Franchesci, I saw it once though. I'll have to cruise around.

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2022, 03:46:55 PM »
Do you like the fruit?

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I tried it at another SB collector's house and I found it agreeable. It's like mixing a mulberry and a watermelon and it has little sliver style seeds that aren't bad to crunch or spit out. It's not a 10/10 or anything but I think it's worth having. It's really cool looking, big mutant red fruits hanging off branches.

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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2022, 09:33:56 PM »
I think my friend told me he collected Osage seed at Francheschi in the last month or so…..?
I haven't been able to find osage orange anywhere at CA nurseries. If someone has a line on some, let me know. I see some bare rooted grafted norris for $30 so I may do that, we'll see.

Oh dang, I hear osage roots SUPER easy too so I would love to find that plant there. I can't seem to find the plant map from Franchesci, I saw it once though. I'll have to cruise around.

This? Osage Orange is #211, a bit below the word "Road", middle right.

https://archive.org/details/SantaBarbarasStreetAndParkTrees1972/page/n17/mode/2up
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Re: Grafting Che to Mulberry
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2022, 11:59:28 PM »
If anyone is interested in some cuttings of osage orange, I have access to a dormant tree.

 

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