[nafex] looking for a hardiness listing of peach rootstock

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Wed Sep 24 09:34:21 EDT 2014


I've grown an apricot on St. Julian A for several years. I'm in zone 6, and have had some harsh-for-zone-6 years in that time. The tree has had no special protection. I've never had anything that looked like winter damage.

Just one data point.
-- 
Typed with Swype. Who knows what I meant to say?

On September 24, 2014 8:48:29 AM EDT, dwoodard at becon.org wrote:
> In the Niagara peninsula (I think USDA zone 6), Bailey seedlings are 
> preferred.
>
>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
> http://www.janssen-rootstocks.nl
>
> Doug Woodard
> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
>
>
>
>On Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:57:51 -0500, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>> ~mIEKAL
>
>__________________
>nafex mailing list
>nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters
>subscribe/unsubscribe|user config|list info|make a donation toward list
>maintenance:
>http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/nafex
>message archives
>http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/nafex
>Google message archive search:
>site: lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/nafex [searchstring]
>nafex list mirror sites:
>http://groups.google.com/group/nafexlist
>https://sites.google.com/site/nafexmailinglist
>Avant Geared  http://www.avantgeared.com


More information about the nafex mailing list