growing dwarf apple rootstock

ridgescoolAugust 7, 2012

My dwarf apple trees have several new shoots that are growing about 3 feet from the trunk of the original tree. In other words, they are growing from the roots of dwarf rootstock. If i replant these, will i have the same dwarf rootstock do do some grafting to in a few years?

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Yes you will provided it's really the rootstock. Three feet away is farther than usual if there are no intervening shoots. But it's certainly possible the shoots are your trees rootstock.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 7:30PM
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You should be able to tell when you try to lift them.

A rootstock I have "stooled" for me after the top died back due to winter kill. I kept the original in its pot and separated out two decent clones and plan to graft to all three tomorrow.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 8:08PM
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