[NAFEX] Prunus americana

Richard O'Barr aatopgunaa at mindspring.com
Sat Feb 14 11:56:58 EST 2004


I have grafted sloe plum with Au Rosa plum from Auburn, AL and the scion
vastly overgrew the sloe rootstock. That was in zone 8.

Topgun
                                                                       Zone
7
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Subject: [NAFEX] Prunus americana


>
> I am on the verge of submitting a major grant proposal for an experimental
> orchard that would use Prunus americana as rootstock for a plum orchard.
> Prunus americana is sold as a rootstock occasionally, so I assumed it
> could take P. domestica (european) grafts, but a few people this past week
> have suggested that it's only for grafting american plums (beach plum,
> chicksaw, etc.) which is not whayt I'm writing a grant for.
>
> Does anyone have experience with P. americana as a rootstock for grafting
> cultivated varieties *of any kind* that could chime in with experience?
> Would greatly appreciate it.
>
> John Bunker, thanks for presenting the pollenation problem with plums so
> clearly and *concisely*! Very helpful.
>
> Robert Scott
> Urbana Permaculture Project
> Urbana, IL zone 5b
> (zone 6 in the city)
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