Apple grafting newbie question

pseudacris_crucifer(5)August 10, 2008

I am an avid native plant /prairie gardener, and an enthusiastic (if not always successful) veggie gardener. I recently discovered heirloom varieties, and I would like to start a few semi-dwarf heirloom apples in the back yard. I can get scion wood, but I cannot seem to find a source for rootstock. Is there a code word that I am missing in my google searches? Any recommendations for a good source of apple rootstock?

Also, I was planning to chop down a crab apple tree to plant the heirlooms. Might I be able to graft yummy heirloom scions to the crab apple stump?

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

Try Cameron Nursery 509-266-4669

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 4:53PM
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Yes, you can graft/bud onto the crab.
Check out the suppliers on the NAFEX page, linked below - some of the nurseries offer rootstocks in small quantities(10, etc.)

Here is a link that might be useful: NAFEX Nurseries & Suppliers list

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 10:06AM
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