Soft wood grafting in clove (Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & Perry) on related species

Mathew, P.A.; Rema, J.; Krishnamoorthy, B.

Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops 8(2): 215


Accession: 003561730

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In order to overcome the pest and disease problems around the basal part of the tree, clove (Syzygium aromaticum) was grafted onto seedlings of several related species, S. heynianum [S. heyneanum], S. fruiticosum [S. fruticosum], S. cumini, S. zeylanium [S. zeylanicum], S. lanceolatum and Eugenia uniflora in 1996. Grafting was performed at 30 cm using clove scions from semi-mature shoots. Overall, the success rate was very poor and survival after 2 years occurred only with S. heynianum of which 2 plants survived from an original 110 grafts.