[NAFEX] Peach rootstock
ROBERT W JUDY A HARTMAN
hartmansfruit at msn.com
Thu Nov 15 14:35:37 EST 2007
What Tom suggested is a good possibility to save the variety of tree that your grandfather had. Also I have grafted peach onto the Pumiselect rootstock and the Krymsk 1 successfully. Both are somewhat dwarfing. Pumiselect will give you a tree about 60% of standard and Krymsk 1 will give you a tree about 50% of standard depending on your growing conditions. I see that Raintree Nursery has Krymsk 1 available. Off hand I don't know where you can get small quantities of Pumiselect. Pumiselect is supposedly only good for peach and possibly apricot whereas Krymsk 1 is suppose to be good for peach, plum, apricot, and nectarine.
----- Original Message -----
From: Pete Solis<mailto:petessolis at gmail.com>
To: North American Fruit Explorers<mailto:nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:58 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Peach rootstock
My grandfather had a peach tree on his old farm that's probably going
to die soon. I'd like to propagate it onto my farm this year, for
both his sake and mine, but I'm at a loss as to where I can get peach
rootstock, as my old standbys, St. Lawrence Nursery and FedCo Trees,
don't carry it. I have no idea what kind of peach it is, other than
really really delicious. Based on what books I do have my inclination
is towards Lovell or Halford stock. There haven't been trees of any
kind on the farm for quite some time. (I'm changing that!)
The soil on the farm is well drained, sandy loam, ex-pasture.
So, do any of you have recommendations for types of stock and
Thanks a bunch,
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