Cloning

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  1. Mark1427

    Mark1427 Member

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    have any of y’all cloned persimmons?
    A neighbor has a few that produce well each and I would like to harvest a few branches if they’ll clone well.

    Thanks for any response.
    Mark
     
  2. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    If you are talking about grafting or topworking with scion wood......yes, it is easy to do. It's done the same way as apples and/or pears. Collect the scion wood while dormant in the early spring, store it in the fridge and graft to the host tree as the tree is coming out of dormancy. I have 4 persimmon trees that were topworked in the spring of 2018 and already producing "cloned" fruit in the fall of 2019.
     
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    Broad term I guess. More like taking the scion and rooting it. Can the scion wood produce roots by itself?
     
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    I've never tried it myself. Good luck.
     

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