[NAFEX] What's (problematically) compatible with pear?
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Jan 13 10:19:19 EST 2007
Obviously there is variation in the success of the graft. Mileage will
vary by combination of species and varieties within species on any
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Jan 13, 2007, at 6:37 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:
Lon said: "Medlar, quince, Sorbus, Amelanchier, loquat are all graft
There is an unobvious problem connected with off-species grafts. A
visitor to the walnut orchards in California can see peculiar looking
walnut trees whose bottom portion of the bole is a smaller diameter
upper portion. Eventually those trees strangle themselves. I have a
similar thing happening in my orchard where I grafted a fast growing
onto a slow growing rootstock. These trees of mine need to be held
with crane-like supports or they either topple over in the wind or just
outright break off. In comparison, grafting a pear onto an Amelanchier
Loquat, etc. would likely have a similar result.
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