i still couldn’t access pages, but will try at a later time. Would be too much of me to ask anyone to do ‘print screen’ of pertinent page/s but will really appreciate if anyone here will.
the question is, if this is reproducible and repeatable on the same tree, and for how long? Will doing this result in immortality, say, in a hypothetically disease/pest-free environment? It is very likely that it won’t. Or should cloning it as in my diagrams above do the same? I still can’t reconcile that cloning via cuttings on own roots will rejuvenate if serially done. There is a need to graft to young seedling rootstoc at some point.
again i go back to avocado, since it is a perennial, but supposedly exhibits tangible senescence compared to figs(grown on own roots), and unresponsive to tissue-culture unless grafted to young seedling rootstoc first. Since tissue-culture involves more than just the grocery-obtained iba/naa hormones to created rooted cuttings, it is clear that a rooted airlayer can no longer be produced from an old avocado tree, and the only way to test my hypothesis is to cleave the old avocado tree as in my last two diagrams above and see if it will rejuvenate. I really don’t see it happening. The clones will be as old as they’ve always been. Thus said, i feel cloning on own roots has limits, especially among those with relatively short lifespans. Grafting to young rootstoc seems to be the only way, at least per current available technology