[NAFEX] Alternate Pear rootstocks / others

road's end farm organic101 at linkny.com
Mon Jun 21 22:40:08 EDT 2004

On Monday, June 21, 2004, at 06:52 PM, rob hamilton wrote:

> This may not sove your problem, but it might be worth
> looking into.
> I just returned from the SFF meeting in Clarksville,
> AR where there was a lecture on new rootstocks for
> apples and peachs. One peach rootstock that got my
> attention was called "Ta Tao 5" from China. This
> rootstock contains a complex set of viruses that delay
> blooming of Prunus trees for a week or two(all but
> cherry which it kills). There doesent seem to be any
> other effects of these viruses. Because the rootstock
> conains viruses, there are problems in selling it to
> the public.  I dont know if this is or will be
> resolved, but it might be worth investigating

If the virus kills cherries I think we'd do better without it.

Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly

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