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Mandarin melon berry aka che
« on: July 18, 2022, 12:51:59 PM »
Anyone have a female plant available? Like a rooted cutting or small grafted tree etc?

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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2022, 01:45:06 PM »
I have a tree
I have plenty of cuttings available for $4ea
They are suppose to root from cuttings but I have not tried

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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2022, 02:21:14 PM »
Wasn't able to find info on rooting che. I'd suppose it's best done when dormant in winter coming into spring if it is deciduous anyway. I usually don't have too much success rooting fruits from cuttings especially temperate species.
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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2022, 03:05:19 PM »
i have two varities from Just Fruits and Exotics but every year they drop the fruit prior to ripening.

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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2022, 03:46:59 PM »
I have male and female that i grafted on osage orange hoping i will like them. This year it fruited and it's a keeper for me. Consistency of a chewy fig with easy to chew seeds taste of a very sweet watermelon.
My scions came from fruitwood nursery



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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2022, 04:12:35 PM »
Definitely willing to buy some if anyone has rooted airlayers etc. I may make it over to just fruits and exotics again before long but like to support individual growers if possible.
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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2022, 08:29:26 PM »
I got a couple cuttings from achetadomestica and both rooted easily using dip n grow. They send amazing cuttings. 

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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2022, 09:22:15 PM »
I have male and female that i grafted on osage orange hoping i will like them. This year it fruited and it's a keeper for me. Consistency of a chewy fig with easy to chew seeds taste of a very sweet watermelon.
My scions came from fruitwood nursery



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That sounds awesome! Good to know.

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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2022, 07:20:45 AM »
I would encourage you to put in the ground only a plant that is grafted on to Osage Orange.

When grown in ground then can sucker and these plants have wicked thorns!

I am battling with a cutting I planted in ground.  :'(

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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2022, 09:56:53 AM »
There are might be different types. I have two varieties and they don't have thorns at all. I still grafted it on osage.

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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2022, 12:50:34 PM »
Did any of you that have rooted cuttings do it during the active growth season?
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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2022, 09:48:09 AM »
I got a couple cuttings from achetadomestica and both rooted easily using dip n grow. They send amazing cuttings.
what time of year did you do this?

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Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2022, 10:13:34 AM »
It was earlier this year in May. Very easy to root. I just keep them very lightly moist in my banana potting mix (rice hulls, composted pine bark, and perlite). A clear plastic cup on top for added humidity. Rooted and growing well in my propagation greenhouse under 70% shade cloth. 

 

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