Tree Cutting - Knowledgebase Question

Meridian, MS
Question by rtc1955
April 30, 2000
hi-i have several fruit trees that have limbs or long sprouts from the main branch and would like to know the proper way to plant cuttings, , they are apple, pear, plum, peach, thanks, raymond carmichael


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Answer from NGA
April 30, 2000

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Raymond,

Rooting fruit tree cuttings is not recommended for two primary reasons. First they are very difficult to root. Second, most fruit species are grafted onto a rootstock rather than on their own roots to achieve beneficial results such as dwarf size, disease resistance or soil adaptability.

If you still want to try to root the tree's shoots, the following web sites can provide more info in how to root woody plants:

http://muextension.missouri.ed...
http://www.ces.uga.edu/pubcd/b...

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