[NAFEX] Krymsk 1 & 5: can you tell the difference?
iwgarden at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 27 23:32:38 EDT 2011
I have read that Krimsk 1 is for what you list but not almonds or Japanese
Perhaps if you compare the leaves of your rootstock to European plum and
cherry leaves, you tell which is which.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Kennel
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:26 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] Krymsk 1 & 5: can you tell the difference?
Last year I bought some Krymsk 1 and Krymsk 5 rootstocks that I potted up.
I didn't use all of them, and my labeling system didn't withstand the test
of time, so I'm wondering if there is a visual way to differentiate between
As I understand things, the Krymsk 1 can be used for plums, peaches,
apricots, almonds, pluots, plumcots, and apriums while the Krymsk 5 is for
cherries only. If this isn't accurate and both are compatible with the full
range of prunus, then identifying what I have left over won't be as
If you're familiar with these two rootstocks and know how to tell them
apart, I'd love to hear about it.
Thanks in advance,
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