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Starting new grafts?

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by qa2744 on November 28, 2005 11:24 AM
I have a grafted cherry tree, where all the fruit braches have died, but the root stock seems to be still going strong. (note to self: sweet cherry trees don't grow well in zone 5).

Is there any information sources for starting a new graft on this existing root stock (including where to purchase this stock)?

Thanks,

Paul
by obywan59 on November 29, 2005 02:34 AM
Paul, here is a link to a University of Missouri article that discusses grafting in some detail. I'm not sure about where you would purchase stock for grafting onto your rootstock. All of the nurseries I know of sell previously grafted stock.

grafting article

Here's a suggestion, though. Is there anyone living near you that has a cherry that is doing well? If so, perhaps they would let you take a cutting. Then you would have a cherry that you know would be hardy for your area.

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by qa2744 on November 29, 2005 03:29 AM
Great idea! I didn't realize that scions were just simply trimmed branches. I thought they were select main shoot leaders. Thanks.

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