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  • From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] grafting native crabs
  • Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 20:14:46 -0800

I have Bartlett, Fall Butter and Old Home pears on Crataegus douglasii that are over 40 years old.
-Lon Rombough
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On Feb 28, 2010, at 5:46 PM, 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?
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