[NAFEX] Stone fruit rootstock brain-picking
Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Fri May 20 09:43:44 EDT 2005
A Univ. of Wisconsin pub has some useful info on Prunus compatability.
Other useful links for info:
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Heron Breen
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 11:40 AM
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [NAFEX] Stone fruit rootstock brain-picking
Hello Fruit Lovers,
I have a few questions that I cannot seem to clarify:
Will Prunus americana accept and fruit peach or apricot?
Will seedling apricot rootstock accept and fruit peach? How about Euro,
American plums also on apricot rootstock?
I have a lot of left over rootstock and wondered what interesting
experiments can I
try. Some multi-specie trees would be fun!
One thing is certain after this winter: Peach rootstock suffers near
back here in the zone 4 region of Maine, to the point where I am either
wholly into own-root production, or I have got to find another
The same goes for Prunus cerasifera rootstock. They put on lots of
summer, and lost almost half to two-thirds of it this winter, but that
is no where
near the peach damage. But the P.c. grew HUGE fibrous roots! Although
this was a
pleasant surprise, for budding and grafting purposes I prefer putting
something as hardy or hardier than the scion/bud.
What I have been trying to do is trial various rootstocks, letting them
for a few summers. If they survive the winters, I may even let them try
fruit. This is what I was hoping for with the Prunus cerasifera, but it
its flaws and has been yanked.
I would be very pleased if someone could suggest a supplier of hardy
domestica seed or rootstock. I have never come across it in rootstock
form in the
wholesale rootstock business. I am interested to try it. If you have a
pits left over from this year's bounty from some hardy cultivars, let me
Overall, if you had a moment, please share the stone fruit
you've experimented with!
Looking for the lock and the key for this Northern stone fruit stuff,
zone 4 Maine
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