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Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« on: January 03, 2022, 12:21:44 PM »
Other than starting from seed what's the best way to propagate Suriname cherry and star cherry? Will they root well from standard cuttings or best to air layer? Have good quality Suriname cherry. Dark and really good. Would like to propagate it this year. Two seedling bushes both good quality fruit and the only two around so seeds should make good fruit too. Flowers on them right now.
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Re: Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2022, 12:36:17 PM »
I would recommend grafting your better quality plants onto some seedlings.

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Re: Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2022, 04:41:07 AM »
I also have one surinam cherry plant and was wondering if i can propagate it via air layering???

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Re: Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2022, 10:40:33 AM »
I also have one surinam cherry plant and was wondering if i can propagate it via air layering???

you should be able to...it's very hardy.

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Re: Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2022, 11:23:44 AM »
I have one that was propagated from a cutting.  I did not root it myself, but the grower I got it from said they took a while to root.  I would keep it on a heat mat and covered in plastic for humidity.  I have learned that you can have good growth on cuttings before root system establish, so baby the cutting even after it looks like itís fine.  Iíve heard for best success for grafting, select what you plan to use for a scion on new growth and tip prune to stimulate buds, then cut the scion a few weeks later after you see the buds have developed.  For rooting cuttings, coco coir with vermiculite and perlite have worked best for me. 

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Re: Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2022, 11:39:22 AM »
The branches that i have are very low, laying on the ground and i will wound them, add some rooting hormone and fix them in small pots with proper soil. They are kinda smalish so i hope it works.

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Re: Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2022, 02:47:09 PM »
My seedling suriname cherries taste great already, I can't even imagine what an improved type might be like.  The star cherry seedlings are less impressive though

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Re: Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2022, 04:14:30 PM »
My seedling suriname cherries taste great already, I can't even imagine what an improved type might be like.  The star cherry seedlings are less impressive though

i really want to taste the fruit also but will have to wait for mine to fruit . Really hope the taste is worth it, they say they have a reasony taste, which i actually like in mango, the part right below the peel is my fave.

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Re: Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2022, 05:11:57 PM »
I like the resinous taste, and mine fruited quickly from seed... within a year or two

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Re: Propagation of Suriname cherry and star cherry
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2022, 06:06:12 PM »
I got some zills dark and grafted them onto some seedling last month and are growing nicely now. I took the 2/5 extra scions and tried rooting them but they don't have the vigor of the ones grafted on rootstock but are slowly growing. I'll post a picture when I get out to the greenhouse.

 

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