[NAFEX] Peach rootstock

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Nov 15 09:16:37 EST 2007


Hello,

First check your local nurseries.  This is the time of year they are
discounting fruit trees to bare bones prices.  You can always use a retail
peach tree to save the variety until you can locate rootstock that you want.

No harm, no foul in creating a collection tree, or just top working it over
to what you want.

I bought a 4-5 year old apple tree for $15 at a nursery at the end of the
season.

Later,
Tom

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Pete Solis
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:58 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] Peach rootstock

Hi,

My grandfather had a peach tree on his old farm that's probably going  
to die soon. I'd like to propagate it onto my farm this year, for  
both his sake and mine, but I'm at a loss as to where I can get peach  
rootstock, as my old standbys, St. Lawrence Nursery and FedCo Trees,  
don't carry it. I have no idea what kind of peach it is, other than  
really really delicious. Based on what books I do have my inclination  
is towards Lovell or Halford stock. There haven't been trees of any  
kind on the farm for quite some time. (I'm changing that!)

The soil on the farm is well drained, sandy loam, ex-pasture.

So, do any of you have recommendations for types of stock and  
preferred suppliers?

Thanks a bunch,
Pete Solis
(zone 4-5)
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