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j_tropical

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Air layring strawberry guava
« on: March 15, 2022, 10:39:03 PM »
Has anybody tried or had any success air layering a Strawberry guava tree (Psidium cattleyanum)?
I tried twice. Even with rooting hormone, it doesn't grow root. Any ideas?

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2022, 11:08:30 PM »
they grow from cuttings here in hawaii

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2022, 03:50:33 AM »
I am also interested in the subject !

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2022, 08:53:13 AM »
Cuttings work for me too. I've used small 4-5" long semi-mature branches with rooting hormone, about half take

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2022, 09:40:56 AM »
Are you trying to propagate a particularly good specimen?  These fruit really fast from seed

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2022, 12:14:30 PM »
Cuttings work for me too. I've used small 4-5" long semi-mature branches with rooting hormone, about half take

So they should be able to root via airlayers also , i think i have red somewhere that if a plant can be propagated by cuttings it is a good candidate for air layering.
I think i have red also about regular guava ( psidium guajava) also being abl3 to air layer..i will be experimenting on this also

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2022, 12:17:49 PM »
Cuttings work for me too. I've used small 4-5" long semi-mature branches with rooting hormone, about half take
does semi mature branch mean an old growth that is still green, but withoud shedding bark ?

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2022, 08:41:23 PM »
I think they grow true to seed. All guavas are weeds here! The yellow cherry guava is the worst…

Makes really good smoke wood though! 😃

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2022, 09:25:09 PM »
Basically i have a big tree in a location i don't want big. Every once in a while i cut big branches. If i could air layer, i would end up having ready made large-fruiting tree!.
I don't know why but in my location seedling doesn't grow fast. i have 3-4 strawberry guava seedling... about two years old. they are about 6" tall and thin as USB cable!

I tried cutting as well. multiple times. well.... not small cutting, but 2 ft branch. As far as i know, anything that can be rooted from cutting has better chance air layering.

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2022, 12:25:45 AM »
Yes kind of in the transition from green to bark. I found that if you stick a whole bunch of small cuttings in (Leave maybe 4-5 half cut leaves on the branch) with rooting hormone, bag them for humidity, after a few days the leaves will drop off half the cuttings and you can toss those ones, the rest will probably root in a couple weeks


Cuttings work for me too. I've used small 4-5" long semi-mature branches with rooting hormone, about half take
does semi mature branch mean an old growth that is still green, but withoud shedding bark ?

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2022, 12:27:52 AM »
I've rooted regular Guava before using air layering  but could never get them to take from cuttings, so I would agree that technically the strawberry guava should be easy for air layering since cuttings work.

Basically i have a big tree in a location i don't want big. Every once in a while i cut big branches. If i could air layer, i would end up having ready made large-fruiting tree!.
I don't know why but in my location seedling doesn't grow fast. i have 3-4 strawberry guava seedling... about two years old. they are about 6" tall and thin as USB cable!

I tried cutting as well. multiple times. well.... not small cutting, but 2 ft branch. As far as i know, anything that can be rooted from cutting has better chance air layering.

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Re: Air layring strawberry guava
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2022, 05:36:03 AM »
Ok, nice to know about the cutting route , i will stick to airlayers thought, i have some excess branches on two catleyanums  and on the regular guavas also . Instead of cutting of limbs to maintain the plants shape in my packed greenhouse, i will be airlayering and probably selling some plants localy ....
I also have sprouted some seeds from my yellow and stralberry guavas, will see how those behave in their first summer ahead.

 

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