[nafex] Under stock question.

victoria l. caron vicaron at gis.net
Thu Aug 9 12:30:35 EDT 2001


Gordon, How interesting! Are you describing the opposite of a scion overgrowing
the stock (as in pear on hawthorne)? While I assumed the stock as described by
Bob would have little if any influence with increased vigor, I had not
considered there could be such an vivid contrast. ..............vic

Gordon Nofs wrote:

> My Guess is:
>     From what I have seen over the years there have been trees with large
> diameter bottoms and small diameter tops. Also vice versa. This has been at
> the grafts and you could tell by the change in bark. some have had profound
> steps.
>
> Gordon C. Nofs
> Flint, Michigan
> gc_nofs at hotmail.com
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> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "victoria l. caron" <vicaron at gis.net>
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> Subject: Re: [nafex] Under stock question.
> Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 11:41:37 +0000
>
> Bob,
> While dwarfing can be influenced by rootstock, I don't think it works the
> other way around since the limiting factors are in the top regardless of the
> vigor of the rootstock. Another interesting, "if I only had time to test the
> theory," project for someone (else)!   ; )
> vic NH zone 3
>
> Robert Hartley wrote:
>
>  > Will a naturally dwarf variety of fruit tree (such as the Evans cherry)
>  > grow larger on a Standard rootstock?
>  >
>  > Bob Hartley  (PA z6)
>  >
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