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#1 Philocacti

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Posted Today, 02:44 PM

So I wrote his long ass topic but my machine froze before I pressed "post", so I'll retype this way shorter.

I grafted 4 clones twice, once to a "big" rootstock (~40-50 cm) and the other to a shorter stock (~10-20 cm).

The three clones are: eileen, a peruvianus, an open-pollinated huanucoensis, and Eulychnia castanea. The rootstock is Stenocereus (I might have 2 different species, I don't know).

Open-pollinated huanucoensis seedling:

On a short stock (the scion was a midpiece of the seedling)
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On a big stock (the tip of the seedling)
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eileen (both grafts were tips)

On a short stock
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On a big stock
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Peruvianus (this one http://www.shaman-au...howtopic=41662)

On a short stock (tip graft)
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On a big stock (midpiece cut in half)
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Eulychnia castanea

On a short stock
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On a big stock
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As seen in the pics, scions of the same clone on bigger rootstock display more mature characteristics, in rib and areol formation, spine thickness and density than those that are grafted on shorter rootstock.

With minor changes this could've been a scientific experiment, but it all happened by pure chance. That's why there are a lot of variables that I didn't stabilize. Anyway, this could be preliminary evidence that rootstock size does really matter.
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Posted Today, 04:08 PM

The bigger the root the more orgazmic activity.
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