arbor day cherry rootstock

thomis(7)April 26, 2012

I called Arbor Day to inquire what their "dwarf" rootstock is that they graft Montmorecny and Early Richmond to. They told me it's prunus besseyi (aka sand cherry). I looked it up and it's a North American native bush type wild cherry. Does anyone have any experience trying fruiting cherry varieties grafted on this rootstock?

They said their standard rootstock is Mahaleb.

I know they ship tiny trees so I don't need to hear about that.

Thanks, thomis

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alcedo 4/5 W Europe

IMO Prunus besseyi and Cherries are not compatible ?

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:33AM
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Are you saying they are not compatible or are you asking if they are compatible? You are throwing me off with your question mark at the end of your statement.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:37AM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Interesting Thom!
I never knew they were compatible, I have grafted plums in the past, I guess next step is to try cherries.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 7:23PM
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I want to bump this to see if I can get some better info on the prunus besseyi (aka sand cherry) rootstock.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 8:07AM
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