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graftin/budding onto 1/4'BET stock

Posted by Noogy 5b (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 29, 12 at 8:44

Hi y'all. I have some new growth that Id like to find a home for and all I have is this rootstock. It's small, but i cringe at the thought of waiting all season. The couple chip buds I've tried haven't taken, and I realize it's a little late for a saddle graft. Just want to be able to get something to take so I can lop the top off next spring.
1/4 " rootstock.
Should I cut the stock 4' from the ground and do a minute cleft graft? Any suggestions? I don't want to kill the stock.

Also, any luck with grafting E pears onto BET? I assume they'll be too vigorous. Is there any variety anyone would consider, like Harrow sweet, Ayers? What can i expect beside late bearing?
I'll prolly hold off and use Asian scion material.

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RE: graftin/budding onto 1/4'BET stock

So the trick is to go with non vigorous scion material. Red bartlett was mentioned on previous posts. How about Colette, as it seems to grow slowly. Any other non vigorous pears that stand out?

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