How to get a cutting of root stock to root

BegoniaRob(8B/9A)February 22, 2014

I went to a grafting class and we learned how to graft apple trees. They started with root stock MM111 and clipped the top to make space for the cleft graft--the instructor asked if we wanted to take the top portion of the root stock and try to get it to root. So I did.

But, I don't know how to have a cutting of root stock root?

Can I put it in a plastic bag in sunny spot inside with some moist sphagnum moss?

Thanks,
Rob

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

I'd stick it in the ground and see what happens. MM111 (and the virus-indexed version, EMLA111) roots pretty easily. Hopefully you haven't let it dry out any. If the cutting has dried out, I'd just go ahead and toss it.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 8:12PM
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clarkinks(5b)

sand , vermiculite , perlite etc.. are good rooting mediums. Dip it in rooting hormone and stick it in sand and put a jar over it or put it in a gallon ziplock bag to control humidity.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 2:28AM
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