[NAFEX] peach cuttings made to root
voltaire at islandnet.com
Wed Mar 17 13:46:46 EST 2004
A search on "peach meadows" "high density peach plantings" or "peach
cuttings" leads to a number of abstracts of papers presented at
several symposia, such as ISHS Acta Horticulturae 173: International
Conference on Peach Growing
These orchards are planted with 10,000 trees per hectare (4000 per
acre), and using rooted cuttings is far cheaper than using grafted
trees. Rooting the cuttings in situ produces trees that can tolerate
drought better than transplanted ones.
Countries that have done this: Brazil, Italy, and somewhere in the mid-East.
Diane Whitehead, Victoria BC, Canada
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