[NAFEX] heritage peach tree preservation
nrhora at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 18:41:12 EDT 2006
Your suggestions seem quite feasible. As long as the proper nutrients
are getting to the roots, and you have a balance of sun/shade (with
the milk carton over top, shade won't be a problem)
On 7/10/06, oliver smith callis <oliversmithcallis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the replies & suggestions. I should have clarified I do not own
> or control the property (which is at risk of being developed) and am limited
> to propagation strategies to preserve this rootstock & variety. For the
> rootstock- I though I might dig up one of the roots and expose part of it
> above ground, protect it with a milk carton with the bottom cut off (staked
> to the ground), add some fertilizer and see if I can't get it to sprout.
> Then sever the root from the tree and replant it. Does this seem feasible?
> Also, what if I took root cuttings, dipped them in rooting hormone and left
> them in a rooting medium-vermiculite type mixture...
> Much appreciated,
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