[NAFEX] nafex Rooting Above The Graft

William C. Garthright billg at inebraska.com
Sun Apr 8 08:55:54 EDT 2007

> Yes. But notice that many growers are grafting far higher these days. Any sprout at a graft level I would view with suspicion as well. 
> Still. you might air layer these and use them for root stock,
> .. orig msg ...
> >The planting guide from Miller Nurseries says to make sure the graft is 
> above ground level,... but only with dwarf apples. Won't other dwarf 
> fruit trees sprout roots from above the graft, if they're planted too deep?

I was just curious why it was only apples that needed the graft to be 
kept above ground level. The point is, I know, so it doesn't root above 
the graft and you lose the dwarfing effect of the rootstock. But 
wouldn't this happen with other fruit species, too?


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