[NAFEX] G30 apple rootstock
brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 1 00:42:31 EST 2004
Gee I just wish folk had more to talk about than their G30s. Life is a lot
bigger than that.
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Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 9:45 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] G30 apple rootstock
On Nov 30, 2004, at 2:49 PM, Terry B wrote:
> At 10:46 AM 11/29/04 -0500, you wrote:
> <<Oh - and how much support does that G30 need? Will a single metal
> stake be good enough?>>
> G30 really needs as good a stake as you can give it. Preferably a
> stake tied to a wire, or even a trellis. If you're just using one
> stake, make it a steel t-post, pounded (not dug) at least 2 if not 3
> feet in the ground with 6-8 feet above ground (10 foot post).
> This is a really good rootstock in terms of precociousness, yield,
> winter hardiness, and low incidence of root suckering and burr
> knotting. It just needs a little support, which isn't necessarily a
> bad thing if you plan for it. After all, some plants (grape, kiwi) we
> trellis as a matter of course.
Thanks. My grape vine probably doesn't have enough support, either. A
trellis is more than I'm willing to put up for one tree, but I will buy
a 10' stake and pound it into my rocky ground.
I know that the experience from one copy of a plant doesn't prove
anything, but I am looking forward to comparing the rootstocks and
cultivars. Fruit exploring in my own backyard.
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