[NAFEX] What's (problematically) compatible with pear?

dwoodard at becon.org dwoodard at becon.org
Thu Jan 18 12:27:11 EST 2007

Since Hans seems to have tried to produce an exhaustive list
of rootstocks for sweet cherry:

I think it was in the 1970's that East Malling station in England did some 
work on using Prunus dropmoreana as a rootstock for sweet cherries
P. dropmoreana is the result of a complex cross among P cerasus, P. 
fruticosa, and P. maacki (if memory serves), originated at Dropmore, 
Manitoba (I think in the 1930's) by Frank Skinner, the well-known Canadian 
plant breeder and nurseryman. My memory of the article in one of their 
annual reports is that they tried a number of clones with varying success, 
but they seemed hopeful at the time. I don't recollect what the 
attraction was to East Malling but P. dropmoreana is very cold-hardy.
I wonder if it is adaptable to different soils in a way that neither 
P. avium or P. mahaleb are.

P. dropmoreana is sometimes sold as an ornamental on the Canadian 
prairies. I think it reproduces from seed but I am not absolutely sure of 

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

On Thu, 18 Jan 2007, Hans Brinkmann wrote:

> Hallo Beekeeper,
> Cherry on Prunus maritina Beach plum sounds very realistic.
> Cherry rootstock are e.g.:
> Prunus avium
> P. mahaleb
> P. cerasus Hybrids
> P. avium x P. pseudocerasus = Colt
> P. avium x P. fruticosa
> P. avium x P. mahaleb = e.g. MxM 2 (USA)
> P. canescens x P. cerasus = e.g. GiSelA 5 (USA)
> P. fruticosa x P. cerasus
> P. canescens
> P. x Dawyckensis = GM 61/1
> Prunus tomentosa = Weito;  is used as a rootstock for Plums (but Sharka
> problem)
> ciao
> Hans
>> Charlie Paradise
>> ...is
>> there anything besides cherry that cherry can be grafted to?

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