[NAFEX] Krymsk 1 & 5: can you tell the difference?

Idell Weydemeyer iwgarden at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 27 23:32:38 EDT 2011

I have read that Krimsk 1 is for what you list but not almonds or Japanese

Perhaps if you compare the leaves of your rootstock to European plum and
cherry leaves, you tell which is which. 


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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Kennel
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Subject: [NAFEX] Krymsk 1 & 5: can you tell the difference?

Last year I bought some Krymsk 1 and Krymsk 5 rootstocks that I potted up.
I didn't use all of them, and my labeling system didn't withstand the test
of time, so I'm wondering if there is a visual way to differentiate between
the two.

As I understand things, the Krymsk 1 can be used for plums, peaches,
apricots, almonds, pluots, plumcots, and apriums while the Krymsk 5 is for
cherries only.  If this isn't accurate and both are compatible with the full
range of prunus, then identifying what I have left over won't be as

If you're familiar with these two rootstocks and know how to tell them
apart, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks in advance,
Chris Kennel
Denver, CO
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