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  • From: Ed & Pat Fackler <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Antique Rooting Method.
  • Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 11:03:10 -0500

del stubbs wrote:

> > Rooting many decideous plants (those that loose there leaves) from
> >hardwood cuttings is best started in the fall. Reason. Hormones which are
> >responsible for root initiation move from growing tip (terminal buds)
> >downward to roots as part of the dormancy process.
> > When these hormones pass through younger wood to and through older
> >wood
> >the process slows a bit (perhaps 2-3 weeks, depending on species) and at
> >this
> >time (late Oct.-Early Nov. here) cuttings may be taken and stored for later
> >rooting, either outside in a cold frame or held until sticking in rooting
> >beds very early the following spring.
> >
> Ed, very interesting. Could you elaborate a bit on indicators of
> when this
> 2-3 week period is for different zones? i.e. after hard frost, leaf fall,
> leaf coloring or some other indicator to time from.

My response-----

Sure, slight leaf discoloration, shortened day length. Or, I'd sure take
cuttings prior to total leaf drop.
Also, I'm fairly certain that this "peak" time period varys some within



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