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gumbo2go

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Pineapple Guava propogation
« on: July 24, 2022, 06:16:01 PM »
Whats the best way to propagate PGuava?  I have a nice pineapple guava bush but would like more!
Thx in advance
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Re: Pineapple Guava propogation
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2022, 01:15:04 AM »
The big wholesaler here grafts them. I have been learning how to airlayer them. In my experience they are difficult to airlayer. But Iím still trying new things and will hopefully improve my success rate.

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Re: Pineapple Guava propogation
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2022, 09:22:14 AM »
I have had some success in rooting the little suckers that popup around the base of the plant. Root them like any cutting, but takes longer.

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Re: Pineapple Guava propogation
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2022, 12:28:21 PM »
Graft. Its not too hard.
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Re: Pineapple Guava propogation
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2022, 12:45:44 PM »
Haven't tried starting seeds myself, but heard that they grow easily from seed, then you can graft your variety if it's a good one.  There's a lot of variation in quality, some not good at all and others excellent.  I think I remember Marta (Really Good Plants) mentioning April is the best time to graft.  Also Fruitwood nursery sells seedlings and scions of named varieties, just get on their list to be notified when in stock.
https://www.fruitwoodnursery.com/berries-and-fruiting-bushes/pineapple-guava-cutting-and-scion-wood-feijoa-sellowiana
https://www.fruitwoodnursery.com/rootstocks/pineapple-guava-rootstocks-1-detail
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Re: Pineapple Guava propogation
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2022, 12:55:29 PM »
Cleft grafting is basically 100% success rate for me. Buy cheap nursery style rootstocks and then graft with known good quality. I bought scions from Fruitwood nursery. Grafted if I recall correctly, in June and they worked fine - though I'm sure early spring is better.

Home Depot has named varieties here in CA: nazemetz, coolidge.

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Re: Pineapple Guava propogation
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2022, 12:29:55 PM »
You can ground layer it if you have low branches you can cover with dirt until they root up

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Re: Pineapple Guava propogation
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2022, 06:37:12 PM »
I actually had a bunch of cuttings in a compost pile produce roots.  Try cuttings in milled peat moss.

 

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