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Cudrania tricuspidata - Che, fruiting without pollination?
« on: March 08, 2021, 12:52:56 PM »
Hi,
this site https://www.palmaverde.nl/en/cudrania-tricuspidata.html?id=229030139 says Cudrania tricuspidata "Gives fruit without pollination", but here https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Cudrania+tricuspidata they say "both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required". So i m a little confused. I m thinking to plant two female trees, will they fruit or not? Maybe they will fruit but with seedless fruit? (even better, if that is the case). What is your experience?

By the way, any advice on watering and exposure to sun? Does Che prefer sun or shade?

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Re: Cudrania tricuspidata - Che, fruiting without pollination?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2021, 10:27:14 AM »
As far as I know, there's a self-pollinating Che variety. Unless you can get that one, you'll need a male tree too.

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Re: Cudrania tricuspidata - Che, fruiting without pollination?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2021, 08:26:21 PM »
I have a small 'seedless che' grafted onto 'osage orange'. This grafted one is female and thornless. Going on 2 yrs old.. got set back some by a brief drought last year. No fruit or blooms yet. Similar care as a mulberry I believe. Put it in a fair amount of sun but not scorching. They also take from cuttings easily.

The grafting part is to eliminate suckering. If i knew this in advance, and knew they were so easy to root from cuttings, i would not have bought a grafted one. lol

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Re: Cudrania tricuspidata - Che, fruiting without pollination?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2021, 01:19:36 PM »
As far as I know, there's a self-pollinating Che variety. Unless you can get that one, you'll need a male tree too.
probably palmaverde in Holland have the self pollinating variety. DMKert in Hungary say it is theoretically self-fertile, but better plant a male one too.