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  • #252568
    vaughanovaughano
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    Hi all

    With grafting season approaching, I’m very interested in obtaining budwood from known varieties, both flowering and fruiting.

    I am planting a small orchard of both pear and apple trees to use as stock nursery plants for the future. This is why I emphasise ‘known’ because it is important to me to be able to label trees with their true variety.

    I’m very keen on heritage and hard to find varieties. I have some apple varieties myself that I can swap or sell as follows:

    golden delicious

    original delicious (red)

    freyberg

    red gala

    five crown

    laxtons fortune

    sweetman

    pink lady

    granny smith

    jonathon

    cemetire du pays (cider)

    cornish aromatic

    summer strawberry

    I also have some 1-year apples of these varieties grafted on MM106. Keen to swap, buy or sell!

    Please post what you have here, or PM me.

    Regards

    Vaughano

    EDIT: added cornish aromatic and summer strawberry to the list of varieties

    #470248
    gypsyoakgypsyoak
    Member

    howdy:wave:

    i don’t have any, but have you contacted the rare fruit society? they have regular meetings and swaps.

    good luck!

    #470249
    vaughanovaughano
    Member

    gypsyoak wrote:

    howdy:wave:

    i don’t have any, but have you contacted the rare fruit society? they have regular meetings and swaps.

    good luck!

    Yes, I’m a member, and I’ll certainly be going to see what I can pick up there.

    I went last year to the Burnside meeting and the trading tables were absolute chaos! I walked out in disgust at the pushy behaviour, but I’ll try again this year.

    #470250
    gypsyoakgypsyoak
    Member

    thats not good to hear….:|

    I have never been, but thats really not encouraging….

    #470251
    vaughanovaughano
    Member

    gypsyoak wrote:

    thats not good to hear….:|

    I have never been, but thats really not encouraging….

    The Rare Fruit Society SA has a wealth of knowledge and resources, so don’t let me put anyone off.

    I got a few sticks last year and all grafts took well. I think the budwood they sold was $1 a stick (pencil sized) and plastic wrapped and labelled. That’s a very cheap way to grow fruit trees if you can get rootstocks, or you can top-graft an existing tree.

    I’m pretty sure it was members only for buying budwood/rootstocks but new members can sign up on the night/day. See http://www.rarefruit-sa.org.au/

    #470252
    gypsyoakgypsyoak
    Member

    thanks for that!! i haven’t been so far due to very small children. but would like to!

    #470253
    vaughanovaughano
    Member

    bump!

    #470254
    vaughanovaughano
    Member

    For those interested (probably no one!) I went to the SA Rare Fruit society meeting last night and picked up the following varieties of budwood:

    Apple:

    Beauty Of Bath

    Blenheim Orange

    Fuji

    Improved Foxwhelp

    Irish Peach

    Lady Williams

    Laxton’s Superb

    Rokewood

    Royal Gala

    Tydeman’s Early Worcester

    Pear:

    Beurre Bosc

    Beurre Hardy

    Corella

    Josephine

    Keiffer

    Lemon Bergamot

    Noname

    Packham

    Pound

    Red Sensation

    Nashi:

    20th Century

    B-ong Ri (no hyphen, real name gets censored!)

    Hosui

    Hwa Hong

    Kikisui Kosui

    Okusankichi

    Shin Soo

    Does anyone know if the nashis will graft onto European pear seedlings? I have pear seedling rootstocks on order and picked these up believing they would.

    #470255
    kerriebkerrieb
    Member

    Dad’s successfully grafted a nashi onto a european pear before.

    #470256
    WozWoz
    Member

    Point of Order vaughano, do you mean Budwood, or do you mean Scion? Now is the time to be grafting using scions when the tree is dormant, bud grafting is usually done when the tree is growing.

    #470257
    vaughanovaughano
    Member

    I sit corrected!

    I mean dormant scions for whip and tongue grafting.

    #470258
    vaughanovaughano
    Member

    Thanks kerrieb, I thought as much, but didn’t know anyone who’d done it.

    #470259
    vaughanovaughano
    Member

    I’ve found some info on the NSW dept primary industries website, which says that D6 pear rootstocks (Pyrus calleryana, which I have ordered) are good for european pears (Pyrus communis), nashis (Pyrus pyrifolia) and ornamental flowering pears (various Pyrus species).

    See http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/120229/pear-rootstocks.pdf

    It seems other rootstocks used for dwarfing (like quince) aren’t so generally compatible across Pyrus species.

    Thanks for the help folks.

    Vaughano

    #470260
    Lady BeeLady Bee
    Keymaster

    The apples I have are:

    Cider varieties

    Kingston Black

    Improved Foxwhelp

    Dabinett

    Browns

    Egleton Styre

    Yarlington Mill

    Crab Apple

    Veitch Scarlet

    Dessert Apple

    Lady William

    Cox’s Orange Pippin

    Vista Bella

    Cooking Apple

    Maidens Blush

    Bramleys Seedling

    Dual Purpose Apple

    Granny Smith

    Rokewood

    Pear:

    Williams

    Beurre Bosc

    Let me know if you’d like any and I’ll see what I can scrounge

    #470261
    vaughanovaughano
    Member

    Thanks LadyB,

    I received your scions in the post this morning. It was very kind of you to go out of your way to send them. I really appreciate it. :clap:

    Cheers

    Vaughano

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