[NAFEX] tree gooseberries (and grafting)

Lee Reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Thu Oct 29 20:16:41 EDT 2009


Where did  you get the King Red scions? I don't think that King Red's  
dying in the east is necessarily a rootstock problem, in which case  
grafting would not help keep it alive.

Lee Reich, PhD
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Landscaping with Fruit




On Oct 29, 2009, at 7:02 PM, John S wrote:

> Lee,  I have a couple of attempts going now.  My idea was to train  
> one of the vigorous red ones up to form the base and graft my  
> Hinnomaki Yellow to the top of the plant.  Long term plan was to let  
> some of the upper rootstock grow laterally on top, under the H.  
> Yellow, so that the plant would produce both red and yellow fruit.   
> I think H. Yellow (or other lateral gb's  Whitesmith?) would be  
> ideal for this.
>
> I'm still developing the rootstock portions and recently learned  
> that H. Yellow may still be under patent, so not sure how the whole  
> project will work out.  Among other things, I am a poor grafter,  
> tending to cut myself with regularity when I attempt it.  Was  
> successful with apples years ago.
>
> I've been focused on trying to graft my dying King Red Russian Olive  
> to autumn olive rootstock (your excellent book mentions the problems  
> keeping King Red alive), but so far none of the grafts have taken -  
> don't know whether its my technique or an incompatibility.  I think  
> the King Red finally failed this fall.
>
> Raintree sells standards of gooseberries from time to time.
>
> John
>
>
>
> --- On Thu, 10/29/09, Lee Reich <lreich at hvc.rr.com> wrote:
>
> From: Lee Reich <lreich at hvc.rr.com>
> Subject: [NAFEX] tree gooseberries
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 11:42 AM
>
> Does anybody have any experience making tree form gooseberries by  
> grafting (rather than by just training a plant to a single stem,  
> etc.)? I was planning to use Ribes aureum as a rootstock and trunk  
> and do whip grafts in the spring. Comments, suggestions, experiences?
>
> Lee Reich, PhD
> http://www.leereich.com/
>
> Books by Lee Reich:
> A Northeast Gardener's Year
> The Pruning Book
> Weedless Gardening
> Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
> Landscaping with Fruit
>
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