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Root stock
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dennis    Posted 09-25-2003 at 20:52:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where do I get, or what do I use for root stock to grow good apples in Northern Minn?

at home I've got    Posted 09-26-2003 at 04:14:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
a catalog for a place that specializes in root stocks for grafting. I'll take me awhile to dig it up, probably be the weekend but I'll look. I think their main business is wholesale for nursuries and orchards, but they will send small quantities, too.

you can email me in case I get overwhelmed and forget. Just delete the words "deletethis" from my email address above.

Tom A

John Melodia    Posted 12-04-2003 at 15:50:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lets see if I understand this root stock consept.

I would like to grow peach trees from cuttings of existing trees that I prune in the winter. So I was told that apple (crab) makes good root stock. So now I find some fine fellow to sell me some roots and then I graft my cutting onto the root stock? Sorry to sound so dumb but I am on this subject. Please help !!!!!!

Randy    Posted 09-26-2003 at 02:52:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Les should be here in a few minutes to help you out. I know around here they were using some crabapple trees to graft old apple tree branches on.

Les    Posted 09-26-2003 at 04:39:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
No. I don't know nothin about this root stock business. And I have tried "whip" grafting without success.
I like to watch the trees grow but am increasingly discouraged with actually having any hope of a successful crop. Too many things working against me.

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