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Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2019
We have seedling plum trees coming up here and there. I have saved a few and given them space in the orchard but I'm not sure if they are worth waiting for. Does anyone have experience of seedling…Continue
Started by Janine Williams. Last reply by Blockhill Sep 4, 2013.
Hello,so I have took a few cuttings from my Chilean Guava (Myrtus ugni), did not apply rooting hormone, yet around half of them rooted when just stuck into some potting mix, left outside in the heat…Continue
Started by Luke Fullard. Last reply by marie therese ward Jan 30, 2013.
Does anyone have any scionwood to sell/trade?I am looking for Seckle or Winter Nelis or other old fashioned pears and a decent old fashioned peach.I have the following available: Calville Blanc…Continue
Started by Todd Saunders. Last reply by Jacob Verbeek Jul 25, 2012.
There's still some available. Please phone me to discuss delivery etc. 06 379 8034
I'm possibly too late now but if you happen to still have some, I'd be keen, Helen.
I'm pruning my Sturmer apple tomorrow. Would anyone like me to save some budwood? If you keep it in the fridge the budding would be done in August.
Not sure of two buds on the one stock, apart from one thing. I have heard that some gardeners do two buds of the same scion on opposite sides of the stock, and keep the better one. Other than that, I have never heard of it.
My feeling is that it is not advisable for two reasons. First, neither of the two buds would take properly, so be weak. Second, more than one scion seems to be limited to grafting, not budding. OK for pip fruit (apples, pears, nashi, quinces - yes, they will all grow on a nashi stock) and plums. But you need separate branches for the graft - one per branch. I know of a local here who has (I think) about six various apples, pears and nashi on the one tree (nashi stock). I will ask him next time I see him.
Somebody may have a better answer.
Hi David, yes, the cambium does came off easy the other day I was doing some practice.
Another question, can I do more than 1 t-bud on a single rootstock? Just to increase the odds.
Easy way to check.
Slice off a leaf, and a sliver of cambium. If the cambium then peels off cleanly from under the leaf, it is time to bud. You should be able to see the bud in the hollow just under the base of the leaf (it looks just like a small dot).
Hi, May I know when is the best time to start t-budding stonefruits in Canterbury region?
If you haven't found someone to get hydranga cuttings from I could mail some of the regular old hardy ones to you when I prune later on.
Can anyone tell me how long I should wait for grafts on apples to take. We used 4 different kinds of scions and grafted bud graft and the graft with slant on both scion and tree branch (don't know the name of that one.) Some of those have leaves on them and some have only buds but they look as if they might still develop.
Have not found and bud grafts developing yet. The little branches that were saved to use for grafting but not used look the same as those not developing. Do these branches just have a process they go through regardless of whether they are grafted? Will they root?
Guess you can tell it is all new to me. It is our first attempt at grafting so we are excited to see some of the grafts have, maybe, taken!
It is holiday time I know so whenever anyone has time would sure appreciate some advice.
I am also looking for a very special type of apple - it's called "Ashmede Kernal" and was prolific in NZ many years ago - now it's impossible to find this wee beauty...
If anyone has one which can be grafted, please let me know - I'm happy to pay postage and koha for a chance to grow this special apple
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