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Kwai Muk Crossed with Jackfruit?
« on: February 27, 2023, 05:54:58 PM »
Dear all,

I'm a jackfruit aficionado however where I am it's likely the trees of the tastier varieties would not last long in the winter, especially when young. I do have a Kwai Muk (A. hypargyraeus spp lingnanensis) grown from seed from Tradewind Fruits. It seems to be doing handsomely. My question is: has anyone attempted a cross between the Kwai Muk and any jackfruit varieties to make a cold tolerant hybrid? Is it possible?

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Re: Kwai Muk Crossed with Jackfruit?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 06:02:54 PM »
Hi Ryan,
I'm also Ryan and I used to be into artocarpus a lot. I don't think kwai muk could be crossed with jackfruit. Just seems too genetically distant. I do know that chepedak and jackfruit crosses are definitely more cold tolerant than pure chempedak. To make a cross with kwai muk it'd be plausible to use more closer relatives like a. nanchuansis or a. lakoocha. I don't even think kwai muk can be grafted to jackfruit. I believe there was a paper by the rare fruit archives of Australia documenting artocarpus grafting trials. So short answer is probably not.


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