[NAFEX] Root stock
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Fri Apr 30 09:26:52 EDT 2010
"American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical Techniques" by Alan Toogood is also pretty nice and accessible for newbies.
Has a lot of color pictures.
--- On Thu, 4/29/10, Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org> wrote:
> Ross, methods of rootstock production
> vary enormously with species and
> even with clone.
> For example, in common apple some cultivars root easily as
> cuttings and some have been favoured in for example Ireland
> for hundreds
> of years for that reason (there this class of apple
> cultivars is called in English "pitchers").
> Some cultivars (for example Ottawa 3) are quite difficult
> to root from
> cuttings. Even with softwood cuttings under mist, the
> choice of
> propagating wood is quite important (juvenile wood or
> "The Grafter's Handbook" by R. J. Garner has a chapter on
> rootstock production methods.
> I think that stooling is the usual method for apple
> There are standard texts on plant propagation, like Hartman
> and Kester,
> which you can probably find in most libraries.
> Propagation is a big and technical field. I suggest that
> you read a book
> or two, narrow down what you need to find out that you
> can't find in the
> books, and then maybe ask questions on the list. List
> members are not
> going to be enthused at the idea of writing a textbook for
> you, or even a review article.
> I believe that there is a list somewhere devoted to tissue
> culture for amateurs, if you get really ambitious.
> Maybe have a look at http://www.bookfinder.com
> to get an idea of the range of books.
> It's worth being careful about the selection of rootstocks,
> there are plenty of traps. Nurseries have a habit of
> growing what they
> can sell, for God only knows what vagaries of the
> marketplace, not what
> would be good for particular customers. The customers they
> are seriously
> interested in are the ones that buy in lots of 10,000s.
> Doug Woodard
> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
> rossdaman00dub at juno.com
> > I was wondering about creating root stalk from
> cuttings, does any one
> > know how to start this process
> > Ross
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