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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
May 5, 2020 4:15 AM CST
Hi our wax apple tree is laden with fruits. When do I airlayer/cuttings to propagate?
PrabhiS
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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oneeyeluke
May 5, 2020 11:54 AM CST
Softwood cuttings are taken in spring when the new growth is still green and flexible. The best time to take these cuttings is April to May before the wood begins to harden. Softwood is easy to bend and will snap when it reaches the point of breaking. The cuttings will dry out quickly after removing them from the tree. Take the cuttings and put them in RO water, place them under soft fluorescent light for 12 to 16 hrs for the fastest rooting. They root in about 10 to 12 days. To be honest I wouldn't do air layering on this type of tree.
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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
May 5, 2020 1:05 PM CST
oneeyeluke said:Softwood cuttings are taken in spring when the new growth is still green and flexible. The best time to take these cuttings is April to May before the wood begins to harden. Softwood is easy to bend and will snap when it reaches the point of breaking. The cuttings will dry out quickly after removing them from the tree. Take the cuttings and put them in RO water, place them under soft fluorescent light for 12 to 16 hrs for the fastest rooting. They root in about 10 to 12 days. To be honest I wouldn't do air layering on this type of tree.


Thank you ,our tree has couple hundred fruits, will have wait for next 3 to 4 weeks and by that time we may have some rain.
take care of yourself and be safe.
Prabhi S

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