[NAFEX] Peach rootstock
Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Thu Nov 29 13:51:21 EST 2007
Although it is very dated, Tukey's book, Dwarf Fruit Trees, had a good
summary of the compatability of peach on various dwarfing rootstocks,
including P. besseyi, P. tomentosa, plum and cherry. It may well not
have info on some of the clonal rootstocks that have been developed or
selected more recently. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of R F Hollaus
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:02 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Peach rootstock
Sounds like what you want out of P. americana is a homozygous
seed line that is
true for peach grafting. If you can find it then keep your
americana seed line
isolated. If you find it works in most cases and not all then
think about grafting in
the first leaf instead. I can't remember the exact book I read
this or where it was
done but I do know Nanking plum (tomentosa) was tried as peach
and the results were mostly failures after a few years growing.
up in the first leaf there was improvement because 50% lived
long term. The
mechanism responsible for better takes was never identified but
I have always
wondered about this. I think it is called mentoring, the power
of seedlings to say for
example rejuvenate adult phase scions back to again a juvenile
and again ready to
root state. They took adult eucaliptus and every year they took
the tip growth of the
adult wood b ack to a one year seedling for whip grafting. It
was only after 6 years
complete youth was re-established.
Rupert, PNW zone7-8
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From: john bunker <jbunker at gwi.net>
> Doug et al.,
> Bailey's Nursery in St Paul suggested using P
americana with peach. They
> have had good experience. For us it is definitely in
> stage. We're very much open to other suggestions. We
> with a number of peach rootstocks. Most of what we've
gotten has been junk.
> It's very useful to hear other experiences.
> John Bunker
> P.O. Box 520
> Waterville ME 04903
> phone: 207 873-7333
> fax: 207 872-8317
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