[nafex] looking for a hardiness listing of peach rootstock

dwoodard at becon.org dwoodard at becon.org
Wed Sep 24 08:48:29 EDT 2014

 In the Niagara peninsula (I think USDA zone 6), Bailey seedlings are 

 In the Windsor area of Southern Ontario, there was some interest in the 
 past in Siberian C.
 Tzim Pee Tao or Chui Lum Tao were I understand eventually preferred 
 there from trial results, but I'm not sure what the growers have settled 
 on. I have the impression that the advantage over Bailey for Sw Ontario 
 conditions was not great. In British Columbia (Okanagan valley) Siberian 
 C seems to be approved, but soil treatment for nematodes is recommended.

 An article from 1950 based I think mostly on U. Minnesota work, 
 suggested that St. Julien A was about USDA zone 5 hardiness.

 I have read of prairie-hardy Western sand cherry Prunus besseyi being 
 used as a rootstock for peach on well drained soil for short periods, 
 and sometimes P. tomentosa, but I am not sure about long term 
 compatibility and anchorage.

 Snow cover and root insulation will make a difference.

 Krymsk is just north of the western end of the Caucasus mountains, a 
 little SW of Krasnodar which from its wikipedia article has a record low 
 of about minus 27 degrees Fahrenheit.

 Krymsk1 is a cross between Prunus tomentosa and P. cerasifera 
 (myrobalan). See

 Doug Woodard
 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

 On Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:57:51 -0500, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> 
> I'm beginning to think that part of the reason I lost almost 50
> grafted peach trees last winter has as much to do with rootstock
> hardiness and the cultivars themselves.  I'm wondering if anyone 
> knows
> of a hardiness listing of peach rootstocks?  In particular Nemaguard,
> Lovell, St Julian A, Krymsk 1, Mariana 2624 and any other so-called
> hardy peach stocks.
> Several places are listing Lovell as a zone 7 rootstock, something I
> did not realize.

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