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Best time of year to graft Cherimoya in Southern Califonia
« on: December 10, 2020, 03:34:17 AM »
I have 3 Cherimoya trees and only one of them has fruits that I like. I would like to graft the other 2.

Can you please tell me when is the best time of the year to do it?


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Re: Best time of year to graft Cherimoya in Southern Califonia
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 12:29:38 PM »
People often graft when they go dormant around April

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Re: Best time of year to graft Cherimoya in Southern Califonia
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 12:53:24 PM »
Here in San Diego our trees go dormant around March/April as RodneyS mentioned. It's a short dormancy of only a month. Once the trees begin to emerge from that period you'll notice the sap flow increase and the bark start to slip. That is the ideal time to graft.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2020, 02:06:07 PM by Kuhyay »
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Re: Best time of year to graft Cherimoya in Southern Califonia
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 01:37:07 PM »
Thank you!

Do you have any grafting techniques that work best with Cherimoya?
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Re: Best time of year to graft Cherimoya in Southern Califonia
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 01:51:27 PM »
I've had high success rates with a modified rind bark graft. Here is an example of it being performed on figs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EcZ7zELzyI
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Re: Best time of year to graft Cherimoya in Southern Califonia
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 02:14:41 PM »
Cleft grafts are good, too

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Re: Best time of year to graft Cherimoya in Southern Califonia
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2020, 03:06:13 PM »
I will doing the same to a couple of my trees. In order to have some good branches to graft on to...What month/time would be good to prune back heavily down to the stump?

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Re: Best time of year to graft Cherimoya in Southern Califonia
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 04:02:44 PM »
I will doing the same to a couple of my trees. In order to have some good branches to graft on to...What month/time would be good to prune back heavily down to the stump?

Alangr008, I recommend when the tree goes into dormancy and begins to drop it's leaves. That will vary depending on your climate, but in SD it's usually March/April. Cherimoya respond well to aggressive pruning during dormancy.
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