[NAFEX] Cold Peaches ?/grafting
nafex at mokalive.com
Sat Dec 3 13:57:39 EST 2005
Seeing peaches are brought up I was wondering what grafting method are
recommended. I have several 3 year old Red Haven seedlings (15 of them)
and want to know what my options are other then pruning and seeing what
I get for fruit. What are the success rate of each method? I am new to
peaches though I have grafted apples with moderate success; at least I
learned some valuable lessons.
I also have 3 Marianna rootstock in a stooling bed planted this last
spring that I have done nothing with. Having babies changes priorities
for a time. It doesn't make sense to put saw dust on them now so what
do you all recommend.
And yes, Dave thanks for the most excellent report!
On Dec 1, 2005, at 4:47 PM, nafex-request at lists.ibiblio.org wrote:
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> Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 16:40:02 -0600
> From: "Dave Griffin" <griffingardens at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Cold Peaches ?
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> Thanks Doreen, coming from you this is a tremendous compliment.
> I have Saturn as a branch on one of my seedlings but it is young. Came
> through a winter that was tough on peach buds last year as a bud
> though. The good thing about grafting on established trees is that you
> get a lot of growth right away. My Saturn made about 4 1/2' of new
> growth this summer and is ready for a good test. Peaches like it here
> in the summer, its only the winter that gives them a few slight
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