[NAFEX] Airlayering Jujube

Lee Reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Mon Oct 26 20:25:56 EDT 2009


I think you could do it on previous year's growth, but more than 6  
months might still be needed. Or not.

Lee Reich, PhD
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Books by Lee Reich:
A Northeast Gardener's Year
The Pruning Book
Weedless Gardening
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
Landscaping with Fruit




On Oct 26, 2009, at 7:53 PM, Bassem Samaan wrote:

> Thank you Lee,
> I would like to give it a try next year. Would you think the air  
> layer has to be on current year's growth or previous year's wood? If  
> it's current year growth you can't attempt it until early summer, if  
> it's last years then one can attempt it earlier in the spring  
> benefiting from long hot period.
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Lee Reich" <lreich at hvc.rr.com>
>> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Airlayering Jujube
>> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 08:09:11 -0400
>>
>>
>> In researching the literature on jujube for my book Uncommon Fruits
>>  for Every Garden, I didn't come across air-layering as a method
>> for  propagating this plant. One problem with air-layering any
>> plant in  cold climates is that air-layering usually takes many
>> months, yet  developing roots on an air layer could not survive
>> ambient outdoor  temperatures, to which they would be exposed up in
>> the branches. Here  is what I did write about clonal propagation of
>> jujube in the jujube  chapter of my book:
>>
>>             Suckers, root cuttings, and grafts are ways to
>> propagate  superior jujube clones. A clone to be propagated by
>> suckers or root  cuttings must be on its own roots, that is, it
>> should not be a grafted  tree. Success with root cuttings is
>> variable, depending on the clone,  and plants grown from root
>> cuttings will not develop the taproot of  trees grown from seed.
>> Stem cuttings root with difficulty.
>>
>>             Grafted plants grow vigorously. Chip budding,
>> T-budding,  and whip-and-tongue grafting have all been
>> successful---as long as  scionwood is not chosen of stems destined
>> to be deciduous. Jujube  plants are precocious. Grafted trees have
>> even been known to bear some  fruit in the same season in which
>> they were grafted!
>>
>> Lee Reich, PhD
>>
>>
>> http://www.leereich.com/
>>
>> Books by Lee Reich:
>> A Northeast Gardener's Year
>> The Pruning Book
>> Weedless Gardening
>> Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
>> Landscaping with Fruit
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Oct 26, 2009, at 7:48 AM, Bassem Samaan wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>> Have anyone attempted air layering a jujube?
>>> I know that the most common propagation of jujube is with
>>> grafting.  Cutting is possible with very limited success, but how
>>> about air  layering?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Bass Samaan
>>> http://www.TreesofJoy.com
>>>
>>>
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