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Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« on: July 20, 2021, 04:57:06 PM »
Any tips on success? I managed to acquire a bunch of cuttings, and I want to make sure they have their best chance to root. Internet is pretty dry on info, outside of them being pickier to root than the red variety.
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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 07:07:26 PM »
large branches at least 1'' or larger work best.

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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 01:46:41 PM »
Cool. Do the bottoms need to be scored to expose the cambium layer?
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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 05:52:20 PM »
Light soil mix.  Keep them covered for humidity.  Watch the watering.  Better to be a tad dry than wet.

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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2021, 08:33:50 PM »
Someone once told me, get a couple of thick branches and stick them in the ground, they grow like weeds.
I tried with a cutting of my plant and it appeared to take but the experiment was cut short when it was mowed over :)

This fella seemed to take a rather simple approach and it appears to be working for him
https://youtu.be/koygQAdVQuM

This quote from IFAS paper suggests why cutting seem to take well.

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Yellow and purple mombin have the ability to photosynthesize through their bark, which is why propagation by cuttings is almost universally a success.  For this reason both trees are often used in the tropics as “living fences.”

For the rest of the story see https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf%5CMG%5CMG05900.pdf

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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 12:04:24 PM »
Awesome. Thanks much!
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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 06:07:24 PM »
I did some hard pruning recently and left 4 inch diameter wood on the ground in the shade. They began to grow new shoots and would probably root in place if I let them.

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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2021, 07:50:44 AM »
Is this the same species as choerospondia axillaris ?? I have one plant which will prolly need a little trimming next year and would like to know if I could try rooting the cuttings , tanks !!

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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2021, 05:37:56 PM »
We are discussing Spondias purpurea which has red and less common, a yellow form.
https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/purple_mombin.html

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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2021, 04:20:47 PM »
This is a thick branch, about 4" in diameter, stuck directly in the ground 2 months ago!



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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2021, 05:55:09 PM »
How sensitive is the hog plum to the cold?

I bought a 3 gallon from a nursery 5 months ago and it still hasn't pushed any new foliage. I am actually having some doubts on it and want to just stick it in the ground and see what happens.


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Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2021, 07:11:51 PM »
I rooted mine in a pot easy, and transferred it to a 15 gallon and it fruits yearly. I don't think they do good in the ground here near the coast in San Diego, they need more heat and we just get the cool marine layer

 

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