[nafex] Re: pear rootstocks

Tom Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Wed Nov 15 08:34:24 EST 2000


Hello,

What exactly is a Hawthorn?  Is a wild thorned apple a Hawthorn?

Is Hawthorn a word of various meanings?

Regards,
Tom

del stubbsrockyman wrote:

> >From: "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com>
> >Reply-To: nafex at egroups.com
> >To: nafex at egroups.com
> >Subject: Re: [nafex] Re: pear rootstocks
> >Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 08:36:18 -0800
> >
> >There is variation in compatibility on hawthorn.  The native Crataegus
> >douglasii here seems to accept most pears, but other species may not.  It
> >might be necessary to use an interstem such as  Old Home on such species. I
> >don't have the old article on disk - it was written in pre-processor days.
> >-Lon Rombough
> >-
>
>   Last year I tried grafting centennial and several unknown apples onto our
> local hawthorns- the centennial stuck and one unknown,  then the deer got to
> them this fall  ( i had stripped away most of the hawthorns vegatation to
> force the graft,thus a dirth of those wonderful barbs)
> Has anyone sucessfully grafted any apples into producton on hawthorn?
> I'll be trying a couple dozen nova pear next year on hawthorn, and saving
> those thorns!                               del, n. minnesota
> ---------
> > >From: Tom Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
> > >To: nafex at egroups.com
> > >Subject: Re: [nafex] Re: pear rootstocks
> > >Date: Tue, Nov 14, 2000, 7:31 AM
> > >
> >
> > >Hello All,
> > >
> > >I was just reading through old Pomona's regarding pear
> > >rootstock and thought I would toss this out.
> > >
> > >Lon Rombough wrote a good article on the subject titled
> > >"Orchard On The Spot", in the winter issue of Pomona, 1995,
> > >Vol. XXVI, No. 1.
> > >
> > >He offered wild Hawthorns can make excellant rootstocks for
> > >pears.  Best of all they are usually free, and very hardy.
> > >
> > >Maybe Lon could post his article to this list (if he has it
> > >stored on disk somewhere)?
> > >
> > >Just wanted to note this article and thank Lon for it, and
> > >Bert for sending me some back issues of Pomana.
> > >
> > >Knowing this, there are are lot of Hawthorns I am going to
> > >put to work in the pasture.  They have an unbeatable defense
> > >that prevent the cattle from bothering them..
> > >
> > >Thanks again Lon.  There is GOLD in those old Pomona's!
> > >
> > >Regards,
> > >Tom
> > >
> > >
> > >--
> > >Thomas Olenio
> > >Ontario, Canada
> > >Hardiness Zone 6a
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
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Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Canada
Hardiness Zone 6a



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