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  • From: "fuwa fuwa usagi" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] M27 rootstock
  • Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:53:54 -0700


Thank you for the response.

Does anyone know where I can find a link to a picture of the fruit of M27?
The reason I ask is I recently rediscovered a planting I made some 8 years
ago of some 39 varieties of apples on M27. The rabbits had a feast and
gnawed everything in site, which naturally regrew, but the issue becomes is
it the scion or the rootstock that regrew. but I can tell some stuff must
have survived as the bloom rates a radically different on several (they are
probably Northern Spy based on their location and the fact they re still
dormant and I grafted several NS).

It is sort of mystery as to what survived. But an intriguing one as I have
a grid of what I planted only need to identify a few varieties in order to
apply it. OF course knowing what the rootstock fruit looks like will greatly
simplify the task.

One intersting thing is M27 must root a lot easier than I thought, as many of
the bush/trees were blown over and rooted in several places and the rootstock
grew laterally underground.


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Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:49:50 -0500
From: sherwin <>
Subject: Re: [nafex] M27 rootstock
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On 3/29/2012 3:40 PM, fuwa fuwa usagi wrote:
> Does anyone know is M27 fruits and if it does what does the apple look like?
> tfb

All apple rootstocks I know of will produce fruit, but it is
terrible tasting. You can let yours
grow to satisfy your curiosity. Certain rootstocks, like Quince
will give an edible fruit, but
your M27 won't.

Sherwin Dubren

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