[nafex] looking for a hardiness listing of peach rootstock

Jolyn jolyn at tctwest.net
Wed Sep 24 10:12:57 EDT 2014


mIEKAL, I should have mentioned that the 2013 fall & winter here was 
extremely harsh.  Contender survived on Lovell & K1 while Reliance & PF24C 
died on both those rootstocks.  I do have shallow soil as well as an 
inhospitable growing site.  Peaches are not commonly grown in this area but 
they have fruited for me so I continue to plant them.
Jolyn

-----Original Message----- 
From: mIEKAL aND
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7:45 AM
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Subject: Re: [nafex] looking for a hardiness listing of peach rootstock

Jolyn, I always thought Montana was warmer than sw WI where I am. What
kind of lows are you seeing?  I had 2 Contenders make it thru last
year's winter and two died to the ground.  The place I got them from
didn't know what rootstock they were on.

~mIEKAL


On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Jolyn <jolyn at tctwest.net> wrote:
> Cummins Nursery sells peach on Krymsk 1.  I have a 4 yr old Contender on 
> K1
> which has fruited as well as several plums and apricots on K1 here in Zone 
> 4
> Montana.
> Jolyn
>
> -----Original Message----- From: dwoodard at becon.org
> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:48 AM
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [nafex] looking for a hardiness listing of peach rootstock
>
>
> 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
>
>
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