Vegetative Propagation of Five Local Cultivars of Malay Apple (Syzygium malaccense spp.) in Ternate Island
The characteristics of cuttings of five cultivars of local malay apple (Syzygium malaccense L.) was studied in Ternate Island, Indonesia. Hardwood cuttings of malay apple were planted in two combinations of media and hormone treatments. During 5 months experiment, can be found that hardwood cutting of malay apple with top soil+ sand and NAA 1000 ppm had the best performance in producing shoots and roots for cuttings of malay apple in a short period. Although, each of these cultivars has different performance to rooting and shooting, but its can be propagated by cuttings. Therefore, the result of this research is expected to contribute for conservation of malay apple as a source of germplasm for further research and commercialization of malay apple as new potential fruit in the international market demand.
cultivar, conservation, malay apple, cuttings, hormone, media.
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