[NAFEX] nafex Digest, Vol 55, Issue 14
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed Aug 8 15:34:48 EDT 2007
At 02:04 PM 8/8/2007, I wrote:
>I've got - or would have, if I didn't keep them mowed - a veritable
>forest of P.angustifolia suckers
>popping up for 25 ft in all directions away from the originals
In my orchard, 'Bali' is only slightly less aggressive in its
suckering potential than Chickasaw plum - the suckers pop up in
pretty significant numbers, well away from the original main trunk,
and grow rapidly - just not in the myriad numbers the P.angustifolia does.
>as I've largely abandoned all stonefruits except for Chickasaw plum
>as a total waste of time and space, the 'improved' varieties that I
>originally grafted onto the Chickasaws are either long-since dead, or
>largely overwhelmed by shoots from the rootstock.
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