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Grafting to thistles...

Posted by haugeb none (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 17:41

Thistles have very robust roots. Too robust!

We have all varieties of thistle on our property so I wondered if it'd be possible to graft something onto a thistle stem. Perhaps artichokes (closely related). Or sunflowers (more distant). Or even pumpkin vines (very distant)?

Is this even worth experimenting with? Completely unlikely? Plausible?

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RE: Grafting to thistles...

It seems completely unlikely to me. Thistle stems die down every year so even if it were theoretically possible to graft to them it would be pointless since by the time the graft took the stem would die anyway. Secondly, Artichoke and Sunflower have much thicker stems than thistles so even if the hypothetical graft worked it would stunt the scion. As for squash - no earthly chance as they are totally unrelated.

But no one says you can't try.

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