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by Chickenlittle
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Interstem Grafting
Replies: 1
Views: 1354

Re: Interstem Grafting

I can't say I'll be of much help here but I'll throw in my experience. I have not tried the single step bench graft method. I started down the 2nd path, bench grafting several different dwarf apple rootstocks (G65, M27, G11, G41, Bud 146, P2, P22) onto the larger semi-dwarf roostocks (B118, M111). I...
by Chickenlittle
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Perry Pears
Replies: 6
Views: 2945

Re: Perry Pears

Ask me next year. I'm done pruning and didn't save any wood but I have the 4 you requested. Butt isn't large enough to get scionwood but hope that one takes off this year.
by Chickenlittle
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Scion wood from whips
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: Scion wood from whips

When purchasing grafted trees, I have headed those and used that wood to graft another one or two trees. Easier with a feathered tree or tall whip.
by Chickenlittle
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Possible to root apple + cherry scions?
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Possible to root apple + cherry scions?

For the apple, I would graft now and try to come up with a rooting recipe when you have enough material to work with. Some hardwood apple cuttings can be rooted but success is generally low unless you find a good recipe and process. There are a number of old research papers available on the web that...
by Chickenlittle
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Columnar apples and Pears
Replies: 2
Views: 2566

Re: Columnar apples and Pears

I have a number of columnar apples purchased or grafted last year but not able to share scions yet. I have the 4 Urban Apples series (1 or 2 patent protected), Golden and Scarlet Sentinel, Northpole, and crimson spire. Scionwood for some of the stark spires (crimson, emerald, and scarlet) are availa...
by Chickenlittle
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Hawthorne rootstock?
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

Re: Hawthorne rootstock?

No direct experience but have researched it some. My understanding is that the pear will grow faster than the hawthorn which might eventually lead to the pear being bigger and heavier than the graft union and hawthorn can take. If I had hawthorns like you, I'd try rind grafting pear onto some 3-4" d...
by Chickenlittle
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Fruit Hunters and Grafters "Most Wanted List" - What are the varieties you are trying to track down???
Replies: 23
Views: 7721

Re: The Fruit Hunters and Grafters "Most Wanted List" - What are the varieties you are trying to track down???

I'd love to get my hands on some 2nd and 3rd generation columnar apple varieties bred in Europe. Several Czech bred ones are now available in the US but another 70 or so varieties are only over there.
by Chickenlittle
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: USDA Germplasm Bank
Replies: 15
Views: 9269

Re: USDA Germplasm Bank

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