[nafex] looking for a hardiness listing of peach rootstock

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 10:41:47 EDT 2014


We had the winter of winters here. Coldest since 1978 (before I
started growing fruit in the ground).  50+ days below 0 degrees F and
two nights of -28F. There are a lot of peaches planted in our area and
the only local ones available this year were grown in a cold tunnel.
I do have a seedling peach grove of 3rd + 4th generation selected
Siberian C, Iowa White indian and few other seedling strains.  They
did not flower either this year but they are all fully leafed out and
looking good. Since my primary use is wine, and seedling peaches make
wonderful wine, that's the direction I see myself heading.  I'm not a
grafter, so all my peaches are usually bought at retail prices so it's
just too expensive to keep putting them in the ground only to see them
die a few years later.

On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Jolyn <jolyn at tctwest.net> wrote:
> 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
> To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters
> 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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