[NAFEX] Plum Graft

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Mon Apr 24 18:20:02 EDT 2006


Or if you have room, plant another rootstock elsewhere, and graft  
these cultivars to them, so you have a replacement ready when the  
first trees die.

But I vote for "enjoy them now".  Plants die for all sorts of  
unpredictable reasons.

Ginda

On Apr 23, 2006, at 8:33 PM, Heron Breen wrote:

> Hi Jim,
> If I were you, I would plant additional rootstock  around the  
> current single
> stemmed plum tree and then graft these plum rootstock to the scion  
> cultivar. This
> way even if the tree is over growing its one current rootstck it is  
> supported and
> nourished by additional roots. You may end up having to use some 2  
> x 4 braces for
> support of the main trunk/crown, but the additional rootstock  
> should help the
> nutritional strangling issue. I did this on a plum that had severe  
> girding a few
> years ago. Worked fine.
> If someone said this already, forgive the repetition.
> Let us know what you end up trying,
> Heron Breen
> zone 4b, Maine
>
> On Sun Apr 23 12:48 , Hélène Dessureault <interverbis at videotron.ca>  
> sent:
>
>> If the graft is close to the ground, you could add soil around the  
>> base of
>> the tree up to above the graft union. The stronger tree above would
>> hopefully make roots to support itself.
>> I have seen the same phonomenon with pears grafted on hawtnorne.  
>> Eventually
>> the graft cannot support the top growth.
>> Hélène, zone 3-4
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Thomas Olenio" tolenio at sentex.net>
>> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 8:03 AM
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Grafting Question
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Would partial girdling (lack of food), slow the process?
>>>
>>> Later,
>>> Tom
>>>
>>> On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 07:56:21 -0400, Jim Fruth jfruth at uslink.net>  
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>    A few of my plum grafts, that I have performed ten years ago,  
>>>> have
>>>> problems.  The diameter of the top is growing faster than the  
>>>> diameter
>> of
>>>> the rootstock.  It appears as though it will soon choke itself  
>>>> off.  If
>>>> these were your trees, what would you do to prolong their life?
>>>
>>>
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