Cloning bucket with fruit trees

Discussion in 'Growing Organic Marijuana' started by Thizface, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. I'm going to try and clone fruit trees in my cloning bucket as maybe a potential way to get around having to graft. Anybody have any idea if it would work?
  2. Cuttings of trees do work you just need this years wood I think and a very very strong hormone as well as patience
  3. It would work .... sorta.

    The main reason for the graft is a rootstock that is more hardy and less susceptible to disease/bugs. Usually a native type rootstock with a hybrid graft.

  4. rooting tree cuttings organically is quite tough.

    you would be better off filling up nearly 100 pots with dirt, and sticking the scion directly into the dirt. keep the dirt very moist and in well lit sunlight for the summer.....hopefully a few will root....

    edit: you may want to keep them in those little portable hoop-houses to keep in some extra humidity......opening them up during the summer days to cool them.

  5. [quote name='"wetdog"']It would work .... sorta.

    The main reason for the graft is a rootstock that is more hardy and less susceptible to disease/bugs. Usually a native type rootstock with a hybrid graft.


    I was under the impression the graft with things like stone fruits was to trick the plant into thinking it was older so it would bear fruit sooner. I know they do the hybrid with walnuts for hardiness though. But with say peaches they will do grafts with the same species. Same with avacados, cherries, and a bunch others.
  6. All I'm familiar with is avocado since I talked to the grower. I forget just what avocado he used for rootstock, but he mentioned it was a 'landrace/native'. The hybrid was Choquett. My personal favorite since it ripened in Nov/Dec.

    Also had a couple of mangos and for the life of me can't say for sure if they were grafted or not. More than likely, they were.

    Good luck with it though.

  7. One year, back in the olden days, I had a little marijuana patch going out in the woods behind moms house.

    Even tho there wasnt any, we decided that we better have a fence up to guard us against all of the deer, cuz we had read that deer will eat up your patch. (just in case a stray nonexistent deer happened to stumble on our patch...*lol*)

    We came up with a bunch of swamp maple saplings. We took a machete, cut these inch and a half thick saplings to length, used the machete to sharpen one end and to trim all of the little branches off, and then pounded these into the ground to use as fenceposts.

    I remember that we didnt even go back out there for months after the pot plants were planted. We didnt know any better. When we finally made it back out there we found, lo and behold, that these maple sticks that we had sharpened, hacked slashed and beaten into the ground had rooted and were sending out new branches...*lol*

    just goes to show ya just how tough nature can be.

  8. yes if you pick up TL Senn's "Seaweed and plant growth" i'm fairly sure much of it has to do with rooting
  9. thizface

    every year at blueberry farms workers cut branches off the trees, put them in the cooler over the winter, and when spring starts to hit they pull the branches out of the cooler and shove each branch in a pot of dirt. a great majority of them take root and grow into a strong, tall blueberry bush.

    ive never had experience with woody plants and an aeroponic clone bucket, so if your feeling experimental give it a shot. my hypothesis would be that the clone bucket wouldnt work as well as sticking them in dirt and im basing (and blaming) this on nothing more than my own skepticism. so try it out! unless they're some kind of rare fruit tree and it cost you a pretty penny for the branches....than i would go dirt.

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  11. a lot of fruit grafting is dwarf fruit grafted to various conventional rootstocks. intended to keep trees smaller yet high yielding. trellis growing is becoming popular for not needing as much ladder work.
  12. Tried peaches and nectarines, they didn't root

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    lol and what about the neglected grow? How did that one turn out?

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