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Re: [nafex] Re: northern apricots

I'll be atempting to bud a few (of both the early and late ripening ones) to 
manchurian rootstock today.
I was given Westcot this spring to bench graft (w&t) along with M604, 
Debbies gold, and Rushmore, all died. My apple grafting however, has been 
quite successful
I've recieved one reccommendation on strafifying schedule. Has anyone just 
plopped them in the ground? One recomendation was to plant immdiatly so they 
don't dry out. Any other imput on propagating seeds of apricot?

Thanks Del

>From: dwoodard@becon.org
>Reply-To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
>To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Re: northern apricots
>Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 19:35:40 -0000
>--- In nafex@y..., "del stubbs" <pinewoodel@h...> wrote:
> > The presumption is that this is a selfruitful tree with no other
> > pollinizers around, and will come true to form. I've had such poor
> > success grafting apricots onto my manchurian stock, I have hopes of
> > just starting from seed.
>Del, have you tried budding them? It's easy, and it seems the normal
>method with stone fruit.
>Apricot seedlings probably come truer to the parents than most other
>species, but if you've got a good local apricot identified, you might
>want at least one clone.
>I would be surprised if Westcot (bred at Morden, Manitoba) were not
>available in the U.S.
>Bernie, have you any experience of Brookcot in Edmonton? I seem to
>have read of it having been bred at Brooks, Alberta where I
>understand the chinooks are pretty severe.
>Doug Woodard
>St. Catharines, Ontario

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