[NAFEX] Krymsk 1 & 5: can you tell the difference?
hartmansfruit at msn.com
Thu Apr 28 12:29:57 EDT 2011
I have both the Krymsk 1 & 5. The K5 is more pointed and less ribbed in the
leaf and the K1 is more rounded and more ribbed in the leaf. I sent a
message to you separately since it has the two attached pictures which is
discouraged on the list.
From: Christopher Kennel
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:25 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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