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arbor day cherry rootstock

Posted by thomis 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 26, 12 at 12:29

I called Arbor Day to inquire what their "dwarf" rootstock is that they graft Montmorecny and Early Richmond to. They told me it's prunus besseyi (aka sand cherry). I looked it up and it's a North American native bush type wild cherry. Does anyone have any experience trying fruiting cherry varieties grafted on this rootstock?
They said their standard rootstock is Mahaleb.

I know they ship tiny trees so I don't need to hear about that.

Thanks, thomis

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RE: arbor day cherry rootstock

IMO Prunus besseyi and Cherries are not compatible ?

RE: arbor day cherry rootstock

Are you saying they are not compatible or are you asking if they are compatible? You are throwing me off with your question mark at the end of your statement.

RE: arbor day cherry rootstock

Interesting Thom!
I never knew they were compatible, I have grafted plums in the past, I guess next step is to try cherries.

RE: arbor day cherry rootstock

I want to bump this to see if I can get some better info on the prunus besseyi (aka sand cherry) rootstock.

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