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Re: [nafex] Re: pear rootstocks

>From: "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom@hevanet.com>
>Reply-To: nafex@egroups.com
>To: nafex@egroups.com
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Re: pear rootstocks
>Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 08:36:18 -0800
>There is variation in compatibility on hawthorn.  The native Crataegus
>douglasii here seems to accept most pears, but other species may not.  It
>might be necessary to use an interstem such as  Old Home on such species. I
>don't have the old article on disk - it was written in pre-processor days.
>-Lon Rombough

  Last year I tried grafting centennial and several unknown apples onto our 
local hawthorns- the centennial stuck and one unknown,  then the deer got to 
them this fall  ( i had stripped away most of the hawthorns vegatation to 
force the graft,thus a dirth of those wonderful barbs)
Has anyone sucessfully grafted any apples into producton on hawthorn?
I'll be trying a couple dozen nova pear next year on hawthorn, and saving 
those thorns!                               del, n. minnesota
> >From: Tom Olenio <tolenio@sentex.net>
> >To: nafex@egroups.com
> >Subject: Re: [nafex] Re: pear rootstocks
> >Date: Tue, Nov 14, 2000, 7:31 AM
> >
> >Hello All,
> >
> >I was just reading through old Pomona's regarding pear
> >rootstock and thought I would toss this out.
> >
> >Lon Rombough wrote a good article on the subject titled
> >"Orchard On The Spot", in the winter issue of Pomona, 1995,
> >Vol. XXVI, No. 1.
> >
> >He offered wild Hawthorns can make excellant rootstocks for
> >pears.  Best of all they are usually free, and very hardy.
> >
> >Maybe Lon could post his article to this list (if he has it
> >stored on disk somewhere)?
> >
> >Just wanted to note this article and thank Lon for it, and
> >Bert for sending me some back issues of Pomana.
> >
> >Knowing this, there are are lot of Hawthorns I am going to
> >put to work in the pasture.  They have an unbeatable defense
> >that prevent the cattle from bothering them..
> >
> >Thanks again Lon.  There is GOLD in those old Pomona's!
> >
> >Regards,
> >Tom
> >
> >
> >--
> >Thomas Olenio
> >Ontario, Canada
> >Hardiness Zone 6a
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

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