Rooting apricot from cuttings?

Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)June 11, 2013

Hello all!
I had a apricot seedling which died when mice girdled it.
The good thing was, I took some scion off the spring before and got it growing higher on a plum tree. I like to root it again.

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

It might be pretty well impossible but I have layered a couple of branches, ...will see.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 12:13AM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

konrad___far_north, Do you like to tinker? I might suggest you take some cuttings you want to root between mid November and mid January, dab them with a rooting compound that has a fungicide and put them in your favorite rooting medium in the dark and in a warm place and see what happens.

[ I was toying with propagation at university before getting sucked into high tech. The above paragraph loosely describes one of my experiments that had a hint of promise.]

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 6:49PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Thank you Albert, I've done exactly this at least twice and nothing happened, but not sure anymore if it had fungicide. I'll go back and check it out. Is this very critical? Any link on this product?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 2:26AM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

I can't get around much anymore but I did notice Amazon had a rooting compound with fungicide.

When I was playing with these things I got the feeling that with some plants the fungicide did more good than the auxin. There are some procedures out there for sterilizing the cutting. Wash the cutting in dilute bleach and rinse thoroughly was one, as I recall.

Have you inquired at Gardenweb's Fruit & Orchards?

This post was edited by albert_135 on Sat, Jun 22, 13 at 13:00

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 12:41PM
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