Peach tree root stock

blueboy1977(TX9A/B)October 15, 2012

Thinking about ordering a Tropic Snow from Bay Laural Nursery. I was reading up on their root stocks and from what Im gathering Citation is the way to go if growing in a container? Also will the root stock have any bearing on chill hour requirements for fruiting?

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Rootstock won't affect chilling needs. And I've liked citation for potted trees or inground. Only issue I've had is crown gall. Nemaguard has worked in pots as well and will save you 3 bucks. My mix drains very well which probably accounts for much of Nemaguard's success.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 10:38AM
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blueboy1977(TX9A/B)

Thanks for the info Fruitnut! Did you have crown gall with citation in pots???

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 11:01AM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Yes, sure did. But so far I can't tell that it's hurt the tree or production. Have had it with other roots as well but not sure about how much due to small sample size.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 11:09AM
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blueboy1977(TX9A/B)

Does crown gall occure from planting to deep or is it just one of those things that can happen now matter what you do? Any way to avoid it?

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 11:45AM
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blueboy1977(TX9A/B)

Never mind the last question Fruitnut, i read up on it, thanks again for the info!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 12:14PM
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