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JulesGrows starts with ...
I recently saw someone had grafted an eggplant bush onto a devils fig and it was like a small tree and produced an amazing amount of fruit. Can anyone suggest a suitable alternate root stock, as apparently the devils fig is classed as a noxious weed.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
The Devils Fig Solanum chrysotrichum is the largest growing of three intro species, the others used as rootstock are
Wild tobacco bush Solanum mauritianum, and Pea eggplant Solanum torvum.
All are weeds, however they also act as pioneer species on disturbed sites, and their fruit attracts fruit eating birds, which poop other tree seeds as they feed starting the regen cycle.
If you use these as rootstock you shouldnt allow them to mature to seed stage at new sites.
Other possibilities are S.mammosum Nipple fruit and native Kangaroo apple species.
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JulesGrows says...
Thanks jakfruit etiquette, I will see if I am able to find either of those two suggestions.
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Potty Bob 1 says...
Think I will try grafting to kangaroo Apple , sounds good to me , easy enough to get , already have it .
The taste of kangaroo Apple is almost a cross between eggplant and tomato , very good for cooking into a sauce ,but not much else , can't really eat out of hand . Toxic if not ripe .
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