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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] grafting native crabs
  • Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:25:22 -0600

I've grafted a large-fruited native crab(M.coronaria,
I suspect, but may be M.ioensis, or even a hybrid
with domestic apple) selection my Dad found in AL,
and what I suspect is 'Bechtel', a M.ioensis
selection, onto volunteer seedling crabs, but have
not used the native crabs as rootstock.

I have grafted a few pears onto hawthorn, just for
fun. Had Ubileen on C.crus-galli for nearly 10 years
before my wife bulldozed it. Never got more than 5
ft tall, the pear was easily twice the diameter of
the hawthorn rootstock - I eventually staked it for
support, as I was afraid it might break over, but it
seemed well-anchored, and that may have been
unnecessary. Still have an old unidentified Southern
pear on cockspur hawthorn that is over 10 yrs old -
about 7 ft tall - looks like one of those colonnade

Lucky Pittman
Hopkinsville, KY

------- Original Message -------
>From : R. Keith Etheridge[]
Sent : 2/28/2010 7:46:33 PM
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Subject : RE: [NAFEX] grafting native crabs

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

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