Grafting Cherries

charlieboringFebruary 5, 2014

Has anyone tried grafting a sweet cherry onto a hanseon cherry bush? I have a stella cherry tree and two hanson cherry bushes and am considering giving it a try.

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ramble

Don't know. But I find grafting cherries onto cherries difficult. Low take rate.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 9:00PM
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fabaceae_native

Someone else was wondering this a few months back I think... or maybe it was regarding chokecherry. Anyway, I did read somewhere that Prunus besseyi (Hansen's Bush Cherry, aka Western Sand Cherry) as a rootstock makes a short-lived plant.

In any event, I have trouble imagining the sizes matching up, sand cherry is such a small plant with super thin growth, while sweet cherries always have big thick twigs, right?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 11:31PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

I budded several sweet cherries this past summer...i won't know what took for a few months yet. I find growing sweet cherry from seed almost impossible.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 8:58AM
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charlieboring

Frank - Was this a graft or did you root cuttings? If a graft, what were the two varieties.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 9:34AM
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clarkinks(5b)

Charlie,
Prunus besseyi aka Hansen bush cherry aka western sand cherry are a closer match with plums than cherries.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 4:57AM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

cHARLIE-

These were buds from cuttings i took off another sweet cherry and placed them on the trees i wanted them to go on. Just remove a bud and insert it on tree...wrap and rubber band. Th e buds look good still..i'll take pictures and update when they start to wake (its still cold here...maybe in 10 day sor so).

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 10:07AM
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