[NAFEX] Rooting pears
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Apr 1 12:56:57 EST 2005
That's one of the oldest methods of layering around. In "A Reverence
For Wood" there is a little story of an English person setting up a
stand on a tree limb to layer a shoot. There was a hole in the stand
where a shoot went through, then into the drainage hole in the bottom
of a pot set on the stand. The family takes the rooted tree with them
when they move to the American colonies. This was a fairly common
method of propagating apples before grafting became widespread. It's a
good way to do it if you don't mind a full size tree.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Apr 1, 2005, at 9:46 AM, Thomas Olenio wrote:
I just take the ground sucker, push it through the drainage hole of a
gallon pot, wound the sucker, dust with rooting hormone, fill the pot
with soil and leave it for a season.
While it roots in the pot, it still gets nourishment from the parent
Once rooted in the pot, slip pruners under the pot and nip off the
sucker from the ground.
Seems to work OK for me.
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