Wild Plum rootstock

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p--s
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Wild Plum rootstock

Postby p--s » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:01 pm

I see that Fedco is recommending their Prunus Americana for peaches as well. I've been using it for several years for my hybrid plums with good results, and have experimented some with apricot(mixed) and cherry(unsuccessful). Does anyone use Prunus Americana out there? For Peaches? For other stone fruits?

JesseS
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Re: Wild Plum rootstock

Postby JesseS » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:23 am

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..

p--s
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Re: Wild Plum rootstock

Postby p--s » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:05 am

I think I've found enough information elsewhere, (notably on the home orchard society site,) that I'm gonna go ahead with peaches on prunus americana this year. I'm going to try and graft them low, however, and bury the graft when I plant them out, with the hopes that the scion will root and overcome any possible decline due to poor union. If anybody has any thoughts/experience/tips with this approach, I'd be happy to learn more.


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