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Where to get avocado scionwood?

Postby sautesmom » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:31 pm

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I was hoping to travel to the final scion exchange tomorrow and maybe get some unusual avocados, but I can't rationalize doing such a long trip, with the rain and all I have to do this weekend.

Does anyone know of any place that sells avocado scionwood?
Carla in Sac

Re: Where to get avocado scionwood?

Postby Axel » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:40 pm

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No, but Freddy and Ellen of our Santa Cruz chapter have propagated a bunch of unusual avocados. They are selling them sometimes in April. They have them grafted on Duke 7 rootstock from Brokaw. Maybe you might want to buy some from them.

They would surely also sell you scion wood.

What are you looking for?

Axel

Re: Where to get avocado scion wood?

Postby DavidLJ48 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:31 am

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sautesmom wrote:I was hoping to travel to the final scion exchange tomorrow and maybe get some unusual avocados, but I can't rationalize doing such a long trip, with the rain and all I have to do this weekend.

Does anyone know of any place that sells avocado scion wood?


You are from Sacramento, so I feel one should ask, are you looking for the more tropical Guatemalan types or the more hardier Mexican types ? Have you tapped into the CRFG Chapter there ? I do have some of the Mexican types, that are not common, and some not known commonly, though some, do not have spare scion wood yet, only plants, I just grafted last year.

David
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Re: Where to get avocado scionwood?

Postby ellen in berkeley » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:14 pm

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i have some pinkerton left over that still looks pretty fresh. two or three small sticks.
want me to put it in the mail?

Re: Where to get avocado scionwood?

Postby SJVcharlie » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:23 pm

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I can send you Hass, Fuerte, Bacon, Sir Prize if you like
charlie

Re: Where to get avocado scion wood?

Postby DavidLJ48 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:41 am

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SJVcharlie wrote:I can send you Hass, Fuerte, Bacon, Sir Prize if you like
charlie


Charlie, be careful, Sir Prize, it is patented, and many here would nearly kill to get some scion wood from that variety, including myself.

David
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Re: Where to get avocado scionwood?

Postby Jason_AU » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:17 pm

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If a branch breaks off someones Sir prize in a storm, flys through the air and stabs into your avocado tree and happens to graft onto!:)? I don't think anyone can be to blame for that. That's just good luck

Re: Where to get avocado scionwood?

Postby SJVcharlie » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:46 pm

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Thanks guys, I didn't realize the Sir Prize was still under Patent.
Nobody gets that then!

Re: Where to get avocado scion wood?

Postby DavidLJ48 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:40 am

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Jason_AU wrote:If a branch breaks off someones Sir prize in a storm, flys through the air and stabs into your avocado tree and happens to graft onto!:)? I don't think anyone can be to blame for that. That's just good luck


Jason, thanks, I don't know about everyone else, but in these times, a good laugh and a little leveling perspective is worth its weight in gold.

David
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Re: Where to get avocado scionwood?

Postby Jason_AU » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:18 pm

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David :) well in the end the patents are there to stop large scale commercial propagation without some compensation. If you wanted to make it so backyard gardeners could compensate you for breeding.finding a good variety you would be better with a paypal account and ask for $2 whenever someone got a graft to stick. Until then we might just have to keep hoping for those big storms that cause accidental grafting. Considering all the bad things that go on in the world every second or every day I'd still be able to sleep easy at night if a big gust of wind grafted some Sir Prize onto one of my seedlings :)

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