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by JesseS
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wild Plum rootstock
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: Wild Plum rootstock

I grafted peach and nectarine on p americana last spring, waited for a stretch of warm weather. Beach plum and some euro plums are also doable on p americana. Mostly I use it for hybrid plums..
by JesseS
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: favorite hardy(er) stone fruits
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: favorite hardy(er) stone fruits

Some hardy stone fruit that have worked for me in z5a Maine

Cherries- Carmine Jewel or other Romance series bush cherries
Plums- Superior, Toka, Vermont, Purple Heart, Opal
Peach- Reliance, Contender
by JesseS
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: looking for jujube
Replies: 0
Views: 654

looking for jujube

I am interested in trying to trial jujube, and am looking for rootstock to get started with. Root cuttings, suckers or seedlings would all be worth trying. If I get sufficient stock, I am also interested in scions of Honey Jar and Black Sea. I have a wide variety of material to share back, scions, s...
by JesseS
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: grafting onto hawthorn and shadbush
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: grafting onto hawthorn and shadbush

Medlar is compatible with hawthorne.
by JesseS
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: What grafts do you do (and why)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: What grafts do you do (and why)?

When scion 1/4" is much smaller diameter than the stock 3/8 - 1" a z-graft is a good choice as it heals over completely the first year and has a strong union. Veneer is useful for some harder to graft species that seem to need more cambium contact, also very simple carpentry.
by JesseS
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: If you were to create an "apple cocktail tree" what varieties would you graft?
Replies: 9
Views: 3816

Re: If you were to create an "apple cocktail tree" what varieties would you graft?

I have a large seedling apple tree that produces rock hard sawdust dry fruit. Five years ago, I began top working the limbs over to other local varieties. Luckily the tree had pretty good structure, with limbs lower down the trunk that I chose as scaffolds, and Cleft grafted these over.I did this a ...
by JesseS
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Metal tags
Replies: 13
Views: 3184

Re: Metal tags

I have used aluminum flashing cut down, drilled and written on with a nail.s
by JesseS
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Shiro plum as peach on plum inter-stem?
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Shiro plum as peach on plum inter-stem?

I know some folks who graft peach directly on native plum, prunus americana- no interstem. I will be trying this myself this year, just have to wait a bit later than when I do my other top workings.
by JesseS
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Hawthorne rootstock?
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: Hawthorne rootstock?

Medlar also accepts hawthorne, it is the preferred understock.
by JesseS
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: pruning roots on rootstock
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Re: pruning roots on rootstock

I root prune clonal rootstock for ease of planting, maybe down to 1-2" length. Never down to 1/2", now I might try cutting back even more! Seedling roots I try to avoid damaging any more than necessary. I root pruned at planting time(late April), and I remember thinking that I might want to do that ...