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  • Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 09:43:41 -0400

It very well could be a factor, especially depending on the susceptibility of the rootstock to FB. You can cut into the wood and look for pink-brownish streaks in the cambium, but even that may not reveal it. Maybe take one sprout and graft it to a FB susceptible variety like Idared, Gala, or Paulared. Then pump the nitrogen to it to encourage soft, whippy tissue and look for signs of disease. I know this seems pretty complicated, but it's all I could guess at.

At 09:10 AM 5/2/02 -0400, you wrote:
Subject: [NAFEX] fireblight in rootstock

Last year I cut down a Tompkins King tree due to fireblight. I didn't
have time to remove the roots and now it has ten or so nice looking
I would like to graft and stool onto this mystery rootstock (another
story) from Southmeadow but I don't know if the fireblight that was on
the grafted portion of the tree is a factor.
Any opinions?

Thanks much, Bob Sorenson Z4

Terence Bradshaw
Pomona Tree Fruit Service
93 Stowe St
Waterbury, VT 05676

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