Vegetative propagation of clove Eugenia caryophyllus (Sprengel) B&H

Authors

  • J. Rema National Research Centre for Spices, P.O. Marikunnu, Calicut - 673 012, Kerala, India
  • B. Krishnamoorthy National Research Centre for Spices, P.O. Marikunnu, Calicut - 673 012, Kerala, India

Keywords:

Eugenia caryophyllus, Eugenia jambolana, Vegetative propagation, Air layering, Grafting

Abstract

Clove was successfully propagated vegetatively by approach grafting. A success of 87% is reported for the first time, when grafting was done during September-November. Two epicotyl grafts, each on Eugenia jambolana and Eugenia caryophyllus rootstock, survived. Cleft grafting was also successful. Other methods using cuttings and layering were not successful.

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Section

Research Notes