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grafting-msg - 9/28/02


Period and modern grafting of fruit trees.


NOTE: See also the files: fruits-msg, fruit-apples-msg, Period-Fruit-art, A-Med-Garden-art, p-agriculture-bib, p-herbals-msg, Palladius-art, Pattrn-Gardns-art.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

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To: sca-cooks  at ansteorra.org

From: Jeff.Gedney  at dictaphone.com

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 13:49:37 -0400

Subject: [Sca-cooks] RE: A trick for growing period apple


Cariadoc hath writ:

> Can you recommend a good source for information on how to do it?


Raintree Nursery has everything almost you might need, except, it seems

"budding and grafting wax". -- though food grade "Jelly Jar" parrafin

(Brits take note: this is not what you all call Parrafin, we call that

that stuff "kerosene") seems work just fine for this use.



They even sell a pretty good pamphlet on the process.


I'd recommend that the Poster who wanted to find Apple Rootstock Consider

the "EMLA 26" variety. This is a lousy eating apple, but does well

supporting grafts. The main advantage is that it never grows more than 15

feet or so high, making picking easy.


You just have to remove the "suckers" (those branches that come off the

ungrafted stock) as they form.


Prices are OK, too.


> We have what was a young two on one dwarf peach tree. At some point,

> I think when someone was doing yard work for us, the branches got

> broken off. At the moment one is coming back--but we also have shoots

> coming up from the root stock. It occurred to me that it might be fun

> to let one of the shoots grow into a second trunk, then graft on to

> that.


You might want to consider that the peach might have been a grafted dwarf

in the first place. Leave at least one of the trunk "suckers" and the

regrowing branch for a year or so, then compare the flowers and fruits. If

they are different, the tree is a grafted larger variety onto the dwarf

rootstock. You can, of course use the new branches as a stock, and then

get some nice "Scionwood" by cutting some small prunings from the "good"

branches which are growing out form the break, and thus, with a little

creative pruning and grafting, repair the previous look of the tree.



-I have, on my property, a prolific "squeezin" crabapple of a variety that

I have never seen anywhere before, that is slowly dying from overgrowth,

Wind damage and insects, that  I am desparately trying to save. It seems to be very reluctant to sprout from the seeds, so grafting and

rooting are my two choices. So far it seems resistant to my attempts at

grafting, but I am still rather a novice at the practice, and this takes

skill, and a VERY sharp knife.



From: "Cathy Harding" <charding  at nwlink.com>

To: <sca-cooks  at ansteorra.org>

Subject: RE: [Sca-cooks] A trick for growing period apple

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 14:35:31 -0700


>Are there places to get grafting stock?


It's called scion wood and some nurseries that sell trees also sell

that. The site that was mentioned here http://www.applenursery.com/ has

scion wood.  It's generally available in Feb and you graft in the spring.

(see your county extension agent for more info...)  You can also see if

there are apples in your area that you like and approach the owners of the

trees for some scion wood. (that is how we got some this year from some of

the original apple trees in the Olympia, WA area trees which were about 120 years old).




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