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Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« on: April 14, 2016, 10:42:20 AM »
I thought I would post pics of a cherry of the Rio Grande seedling that had awful fruit and I got scions from Adam, and top worked some of the branches last year!



I believe 10 out of 12 scions took ;)Thanks Adam 8)
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Re: Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2016, 05:07:40 PM »
Looks good from what I can gather. (But pics are low res...hard to see)

Glad u had good success!!

My trees finally appear to be setting fruit

I hope they are larger this year and have seeds!! Lol

I have 3 grafted trees, but all the same variety

I'm wondering if the calycina helped pollinate ...cuz my tree that's closest to the calycina set the most fruit

My other larger, more isolated tree has only a few that look like they will set....but it's still early to say for sure
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Re: Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2016, 09:48:31 PM »
Sorry Adam, I had hard time this morning posting pic's heres another try


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Re: Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 09:51:34 PM »
one more for road!


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Re: Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 09:58:56 PM »
like a splice graft huh?

i've seen people in brazil do that for big jaboticaba scions!  I've never tried though

btw..make sure to remove all those suckers trying to grow beneath the scions!  you gotta keep the branches trimmed up, underneath the scion...so the rootstock doesn't take over!  its' a bit of work at first, but the scions will take over soon.
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Re: Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 10:02:36 PM »
Yeah hard to see but whip & tongue grafts have to get after below growth thanks for reminder :P

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Re: Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2016, 02:52:35 AM »
That is a good looking tree  :)
It's good to hear that you can top work the COTRG. After waiting a couple of years to see what the fruit tastes like I wouldn't want to have to chop the little tree down.

At what time in the year did you do the grafts?

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Re: Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2016, 10:44:42 AM »
Solko, thanks for comment as far as when I'll have to check by records! I did a quick check but have to look back @ payment record. Was around end of April or May but will post when I find record!

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Re: Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2016, 11:06:09 AM »
Solko, I bought the scions from Adam@FlyingFoxFruits last year April 15th 2015 and grafted around 24th or 25th of April all grafts were whip and tongue. I made about 12-grafts and lost 4-grafts! ;)

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Re: Top worked branches on Eugenia aggregata
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2016, 11:25:51 AM »
Thanks for checking Scott. Springtime grafting seems to be ideal for most Myrtaceae out in the field. That is a very good percentage of takes  :D

 

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