Nemagard for Z5a?
I'm venting more than asking, but....Went to reputable old time nursery for a 'Redhaven' peach. They had it alright, on Nemagard. Nem is hardy to about zero, and this is Z5. No way it can make it. They even had 'Mericrest' nectarine--a special cold adapted variety grafted on Nemagard. Just plain stupid.
I asked the proprietor why they had clearly inappropriate stock, and he looked sheepish and said they could order the variety from their supplier, but not the rootstock. So they just sold it anyway and hoped no one noticed, I guess. My wife reminded me that she had bought a Nema Redhaven a couple of years ago that didn't make it through the winter.
We complain about Home Depot, but for the life of me, this is worse, if anything, since the average homeowner would likely blame a perfectly good variety for the shortcomings of the rootstock.
I guess the moral of the story is to pay attention to the rootstock. Plenty of times I've raved about 'Redhaven' on this forum. But if there are professional nurserymen customarily grafting 'Mericrest' on Nemagard, you can't put anything past them.