[NAFEX] pistachio

Shirley Murphy samurphy at isp.com
Thu Apr 19 23:09:09 EDT 2007


> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:59:55 EDT
> From: Jwlehman at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] pistachio
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> In a message dated 4/19/2007 11:44:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> samurphy at isp.com writes:
>
>
> Several years back Prof. Gustafson from the Univ. of Nebr. brought some
> pastachio seed from the northern range of China, legally. I have the only 
> remaining
> specimen of that collection, to the best of my knowledge. It has survived
> here in Indiana for maybe 8 years, planted next to the South side of my 
> house in
> a very well drained area, nearly desert conditions. It has never flowered 
> so
> don't know the sexual expression.
>
> Might be good genetic material for a cold hardy breeding program. Will 
> share
> bud wood and scion wood.
>
> Jerry

I'd be delighted to exchange bud wood and scion wood.  Let me know when 
would be the best time to collect them and whether there is any special 
method.  Since yours is proven cold hardy would that not be a good 
rootstock?  Do you suppose it would root easily?

Shirley 




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