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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] grafting native crabs
  • Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:31:31 -0500


I am planninng some interspecies grafting projects for this year. I am going
to graft serviceberry on cotoneaster rootstock. A mountain ash in the yard
is going to be cut back and something a bit more useful (serviceberry, pear,
chokeberry, or Shipova) grafted on that rootstock. I have some damson plums
which may also go away, leaving their more useful rootstocks, for an apricot
graft or two. I do have several species of hawthorne around and may
eventually try them for something as well.

My success with grafting has been very good so far and I am just curious to
push the limits a bit. In the past year, I read, somewhere on the internet,
of someone having grafted maybe six members of the Rose family to a single
rootstock. If I locate that article again, I will put up the email address.

Please post any further results from your grafting and I will do likewise.

Best of Luck,

Jim Elie
Green Bay, WI
zone 4/5

---- "R. Keith Etheridge" <> wrote:
> I'm a persistant if not expert grafter.Reasonable success
> with pecan,pawpaws,persimmons etc.There are many
> native crabapples on my property, According to a book
> they are probably Iowa crabs.Trying to graft apples
> to has never been a priority but over the years I have
> only one success,It's 15+years with above the graft twice
> the diameter as the rootstock and leaning on its side.It's
> not productive but in a bad site.I've not had success trying
> to graft pears to hawthorne also.Any one had success?
> Keith

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