[NAFEX] heritage peach tree preservation

Nate nrhora at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 18:10:27 EDT 2006


Proper wood stock, along with the V-shaped cut, wrapped with silicon
tape will allow healing process which will allow the original and new
stock to maximize existing/new growth. I've had much success with
this.

On 7/10/06, list at ginda.us <list at ginda.us> wrote:
> I don't know how to promote new shoots, but you could graft the top,
> and then plant below the graft to preserve the genotype for a bit
> while you figure out what else to do with it.  An added advantage is
> that you would create a young plant, which is easier to propagate
> further than an old moribund plant.
>
> Ginda
>
> On Jul 10, 2006, at 2:53 PM, oliver smith callis wrote:
>
> > Hello All,
> > I am conducting a heritage fruit tree preservation project in my
> > area, Utah Valley, Utah. I have just come across a stand of peach
> > trees which are around 100 to 120 years old. The grandson of the
> > man who planted the trees said that his great grandmother brought a
> > peach tree here from France which was used as the rootstock. The
> > trees are in bad shape as horses have been kept in the orchard they
> > are in, and may not last long. It seems to me that this would be a
> > good rootstock to preseve as most commercial orchardists in my area
> > say that peach trees don't typically last longer than 25 years.
> > Does anybody have any info on stimulating a root into producing a
> > tree or any other means of propogating the rootstock? An orchardist
> > here suggested "hitting them with nitrates in the spring" to get
> > something off of the roots. I would prefer to use a biodynamic/
> > organic method of propogation, any input would be great.
> > Much appreciated,
> >
> > --
> > Oliver Smith Callis
> >
> >
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