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I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« on: April 06, 2021, 04:51:33 PM »
After ~2 months, using grow lights and water, I was finally able to root Jackfruit from cuttings.
The roots are still small, today I've transplant it into small cup with moist sphagnum moss.




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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 07:46:45 PM »
WoW. Fantastic.
What distance was the light? Humidity?
I wonder if you patent this technique.

Congratulations!

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 04:59:23 AM »
Distance was about 10cm.
I didn't patent it, it is just a hobbyist attempt at home.
I didn't find any info on propagating Jackfruit via cuttings.
It will be interesting to hear if anyone else attempted it to.

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 05:49:03 AM »
I hope it makes some real roots for u, I have had a airlayered carambola branches make a huge callous and little nubs looking like root starts but they never turned into roots. Jackfruit is a totally different species thought ....

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2021, 11:00:22 AM »
I hope it makes some real roots for u, I have had a airlayered carambola branches make a huge callous and little nubs looking like root starts but they never turned into roots. Jackfruit is a totally different species thought ....

I've read many people having success with carambola airlayers, cuttings are very difficult.

Jackfruit - I know air layers are quite successful, and cuttings in a misting setup, but if you managed to get calluses in water, maybe you'll get roots in the new medium, good luck, keep us updated..

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2021, 03:31:54 PM »
Here's another one, here roots grow all over the branch


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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 07:36:07 PM »
It looks like the same as fig rooting in water. I hope Jackfruit develops strong root system as others like longan and Lychee, but some trees don't such as Citrus and mango.

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2021, 06:37:49 AM »
This way it won't have a tap root.
Maybe it will behave better when grown in a pot

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2021, 11:55:25 AM »
I have doubts about rooting into water.  The roots that develop are different, much more brittle than those produced in a harder medium.  Roots developed in a medium like sand, for instance, have an easier time adapting to soil.
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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2021, 02:22:48 PM »
I have doubts about rooting into water.  The roots that develop are different, much more brittle than those produced in a harder medium.  Roots developed in a medium like sand, for instance, have an easier time adapting to soil.
Peter

Yup, the transition from cuttings rooted in water to soil is difficult..in general plants grown in water have the more brittle roots..I can speed up the growth of a jaboticaba or some eugenia in an aerated hydroponic setup, but the transplant to soil is tedious.

The only thing I can deduce so far is that when transplanting water-rooted cuttings into a soil or soil-like medium, you need to be very careful and also provide it more water than normal cuttings..though slowly as it adapts you can taper off.

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2021, 04:15:43 PM »
I also have doubts if a rooted jackfruit cutting will be able to survive, develop and adequately sustain and support the tree.
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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2021, 11:01:35 PM »
I also have doubts if a rooted jackfruit cutting will be able to survive, develop and adequately sustain and support the tree.

This is exactly what I was thinking.

Also, many of the experimental attempts I've made rooting certain trees which don't normally do well from cuttings would result in root-like nodes like those, but they'd never develop beyond that.

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2021, 08:21:02 AM »
I think that it should be the same as air layered Jackfruits.
No tap root but for pots having no tap root is an advantage.
I'll update this post with the results. Now the cuttings are in sphagnum moss, so I cannot see the roots, but I'll see if new leaves will grow.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 10:02:57 AM by Obg1 »

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2021, 09:51:37 AM »
I think that it should be the same as air layered Jackfruits.
No tap root but for pots having no tap root is an advantage.
I'll updates this post with the results. No the cuttings are in sphagnum moss, so cannot see the roots, but I'll see if new leaves will grow.

Jackfruit are not usually airlayered either.  Grafting is the customary way to propagate.  As stated, certain trees do not do qell/survive when grown from rooted cuttings or air layers.
- Rob

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2021, 05:17:00 PM »
I think that it should be the same as air layered Jackfruits.
No tap root but for pots having no tap root is an advantage.
I'll updates this post with the results. No the cuttings are in sphagnum moss, so cannot see the roots, but I'll see if new leaves will grow.

Jackfruit are not usually airlayered either.  Grafting is the customary way to propagate.  As stated, certain trees do not do qell/survive when grown from rooted cuttings or air layers.

I know this is often stated (eg. jackfruit or mango don't do well when airlayered) but I've seen both of them thriving from airlayer, not saying its the norm, just offering some anecdote.

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2021, 04:47:06 PM »
Yes, I think people are not trying from cuttings or air layers because others are saying it won't work well,
but everyone should experiment and see what works best.
For example, mulberry do great from cuttings, Jackfruit is also related to mulberry, so maybe it can also do great when grown from a cutting.

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2021, 04:56:59 PM »
Yes, I think people are not trying from cuttings or air layers because others are saying it won't work well,
but everyone should experiment and see what works best.
For example, mulberry do great from cuttings, Jackfruit is also related to mulberry, so maybe it can also do great when grown from a cutting.
And fig
Growing tropicals in the sfo bay

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2021, 05:27:05 PM »
I had an air layered Kwai muk. It was incredibly weak compared to seedlings planted nearby and died after a few weeks. I might have just got a bad one or maybe it was a bad spot? Cant say much with a sample size of one.

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2021, 05:28:50 PM »
Yes, I think people are not trying from cuttings or air layers because others are saying it won't work well,
but everyone should experiment and see what works best.
For example, mulberry do great from cuttings, Jackfruit is also related to mulberry, so maybe it can also do great when grown from a cutting.

First, just cause one plant does great from cuttings doesn't mean all will.  Its not that simple.

Second, certain mulberry varieties will not propagate from cuttings.

But hey, knock yourself out...
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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2021, 05:30:27 PM »
I think that it should be the same as air layered Jackfruits.
No tap root but for pots having no tap root is an advantage.
I'll updates this post with the results. No the cuttings are in sphagnum moss, so cannot see the roots, but I'll see if new leaves will grow.

Jackfruit are not usually airlayered either.  Grafting is the customary way to propagate.  As stated, certain trees do not do qell/survive when grown from rooted cuttings or air layers.

I know this is often stated (eg. jackfruit or mango don't do well when airlayered) but I've seen both of them thriving from airlayer, not saying its the norm, just offering some anecdote.

Thriving at what age and size, and where?
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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2021, 06:02:44 PM »
I think that it should be the same as air layered Jackfruits.
No tap root but for pots having no tap root is an advantage.
I'll updates this post with the results. No the cuttings are in sphagnum moss, so cannot see the roots, but I'll see if new leaves will grow.

Jackfruit are not usually airlayered either.  Grafting is the customary way to propagate.  As stated, certain trees do not do qell/survive when grown from rooted cuttings or air layers.

I know this is often stated (eg. jackfruit or mango don't do well when airlayered) but I've seen both of them thriving from airlayer, not saying its the norm, just offering some anecdote.

Thriving at what age and size, and where?

Mango something like 6ft, age, no idea, believe its a manilla, location south orange county
- In India many people air layer their mango trees and they seem to be fine

Jackfruit - any asian community here in socal seems to have jackfruits, and many of them have shown me air layers with nice roots on the trees and said their air layers grow just fine, size - small to large

could totally be bs but maybe they are strong enough for socal

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2021, 02:47:18 PM »
Update on the cutting:
After transfering it to sphagnum moss, I've noticed it start declining. I later transfered it to peat moss and put it outside. It was still not doing well, now it's inside the house with grow lights. Still alive but not doing anything. Will wait and see if it will show some growth.




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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2021, 05:45:01 PM »
I airlayered a mango several years ago and I still have it.  I was learning how to do airlayers and did mango and lychee, both successfully.  It (mango airlayer) is doing OK, but has been overtaken by seedling started around the same time.  I planted a seedling next to it to do an approach graft and give it a tap root and never got around to it.  The seedling is mow almost as tall and the girth close to the ground is now almost the same but the canopy on the airlayer is still much larger.

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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2021, 07:41:51 PM »
In most cases a seedling will grow quicker than a layered or grafted tree, especially when you are talking about vertical height gain. Still, the asexually propagated trees usually fruit earlier with the noted exception of jak fruit.
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Re: I've successfully rooted Jackfruit from cutting
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2021, 06:44:46 AM »
I want to share another cutting that was directly planted into a pot.
This is more than a month, it's showing buds growing.
I didn't use any rooting hormone.