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Apple grafting newbie question

Posted by pseudacris_crucifer 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 10, 08 at 17:05

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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RE: Apple grafting newbie question

Try Cameron Nursery 509-266-4669 tcc106@aol.com


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RE: Apple grafting newbie question

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


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