[NAFEX] propagating prunus/Evans Cherry
BNikolai at shaw.ca
Fri Apr 9 00:08:11 EDT 2004
You inquiry couldn't be better timed. By coincidence tomorrow I will be
with Dr. Evans of Evans cherry fame in his greenhouse doing some bench
grafting for a couple of hours. I will relay your inquiry, and post an
answer from "the man himself" tomorrow for you.
where we are having an early spring, and the golf courses open this weekend,
about 2 weeks early!
----- Original Message -----
From: "del stubbs" <pinewoodel at hotmail.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 6:40 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] propagating prunus
> I saved a large handfull of dormant prunings from the tops of all the
> cherries the voles got, is there a way with some type of rooting hormone
> propagate these 12" sticks??
> Thanks Tom, unfortunatly these are under an inch dia. and the 12" of
> stripped trunk has already cracked to the center, so I must presume the
> sapwod is dead also.
> del stubbs wrote:
> >#2 How can one bridge graft p. americana / plum after it leafs
> out......the stripped bark means the top will soon die...?
> >You have a window of opportunity. The tree dies because it cannot get
> >energy back down to the rootstock. The rootstock has to starve before
> >tree dies. It could take 2 years for a large healthy rootstock to die.
> I would take cuttings now and store them, and bridge graft after they have
> leafed out or are definately out ofdormancy.
> That is what I would do with apples anyway.
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