[permaculture] fruit tree propagation

Brooks Miller brooks.devin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 18:34:16 EDT 2008


has anyone propagated paw paws?  i have a stand on some public land nearby
that suckers like crazy.  last fall i dug out one of the suckers and looked
at a few others, and they all seem to have a very strong, woody taproot.
there are tons of them in the area, and they're nearby a grass trail, so the
ones on the edge simply get mowed down every summer.   i've read that the
most successful way to propagate  paw paws is through grafting, but i have
no rootstock to begin with.  anyone have any hints on propagating the
suckers?

also, i'm trying my hand at some hardwood cuttings of nanking cherry,
blueberry, currant, and a few nut trees.  i have softwood cuttings of hardy
kiwis as well.  i was going to try rooting hormone, but i'm fairly
inexperienced with woody plant propagation.  any tips are welcomed.

i'm looking for a good source of ribes and medlars, too.


brooks



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