[nafex] Re: rootstocks

Christopher Mauchline mauch1 at aol.com
Wed Oct 17 10:37:46 EDT 2001


I just checked the Raintree site 
(http://www.raintreenursery.com/catalog/producttype.cfm?
producttype=root)

They used to sell GM61 which was a dwarfing rootstock for cherry, 
but  they've dropped it, mainly because it came small, so generally 
you had to plant it and wait a year to graft to it.  

They now have a
Colt Cherry rootstock, which is a "semi-dwarf" - supposedly maintain 
tree to 20' - 30'

VSL 2 Cherry rootstock - a hybrid of P. fruiticosa x lannesiana.  
Trees can supposedly be maintained at 10' (Supposedly similar in size 
to Gisela 5).  However it's OUCH! $5 a rootstock (with minor cost 
reductions for quantities of 5 and 10).

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex at y..., hayner9 at c... wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm new to this online group (heck, I'm new to online ANYTHING) but 
I have a 
> few questions.
> Is this thought of as sort of an extension of POMONA?
> Does anyone have any idea where I can get a small amount of 
dwarfing cherry 
> rootstocks? I have in mind the Gisela series? I could split an 
order with 
> someone- the only places I've seen to order it only have it im HUGE 
> quantities.
> Also, how about standard peach rootstocks?
> I have planted out a few of the prunus fruticosa - would they be ok 
to graft 
> onto?
> They don't look like they're doing real well- it will be a couple 
of years at 
> this rate before I can graft. Has anyone had any experience with 
them?
> I am mainly looking for stuff to order for the spring- I doubt that 
I could 
> find anything now; even tho it is the best time of the year to 
plant here in 
> z7.
> 
> Thanks!
> Amy Hayner


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