[NAFEX] Graft question
dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Tue Apr 25 23:19:30 EDT 2006
Is the original graft union below the soil line? If the graft union becomes
covered with soil, the scion cultivar will root, possibly send up suckers,
and the dwarfing habit induced by the rootstock will be lost. I'm sure you
are aware of this, but was just wondering if the sucker is from the original
rootstock or possibly from the scion cultivar rooting instead.
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
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From: mauch1 at aol.com
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Subject: [NAFEX] Graft question
I have apple tree whose root has sent up a sucker, probably because I
suspect there's crown gall somewhere underneath the graft. Question is as
both the tree and the rootstock are leafed out, could an inarch graft be
done using this rootstock sucker? I was thinking of lifting the bark on the
tree, and have sliced the rootstock off as if whip graft, and removing any
other growth from the sucker insert it in the bark and tie down.
Any chance it would work? Alternatives anyone could suggest?
SE PA, zone 6
40° 5' N 75° 51'W
~650 ft elevation
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