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Hi from Germany

Postby steve83 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:54 am

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Hello!
My name is Steve and I am from Germany.
I'm very glad to have found this forum, with all this experts in rare fruits.
I don't have such an impressing collection of rare fruits as most of you have, I only have a medlar (Nottingham) and a very small service tree (sorbus domestica), which I have grown from seeds. Since service trees usually become very big, I want to graft it on something to keep it small enough for a small garden. Maybe someone here has already tried something similar before? Or someone has an idea which rootstock is most promising for this purpose? I've read that hawthorne, medlar and some other would be possible, but difficult.
Thanks,
Steve

Re: Hi from Germany

Postby sanjosefool » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:28 pm

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I have no input for you, just writing to say welcome to the forum!

Re: Hi from Germany

Postby steve83 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:14 am

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Thank You!

Re: Hi from Germany

Postby Axel » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:39 pm

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Welcome to the Cloudforest.

I would try Quince, it's the most compatible rootstock and it's generally dwarfing.
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Re: Hi from Germany

Postby steve83 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:41 am

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Thank you very much for this advice. I will try to root a branch of quince, and then graft onto it. Is it possible to use any quince, or do I need a special one?
Garden here hasn't started yet, this winter is unusual long. You can still find snow everywhere and we still got frost.

Re: Hi from Germany

Postby Axel » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:22 pm

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Any quince will do. I don't know what varieties you have access to in Germany.
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: Hi from Germany

Postby steve83 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:21 am

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Nice to hear that any quince will do, so I can simply take a branch of the quince tree of my relatives.
There are those special quinces used for rootstocks (especially for pears), with names like "Quitte A" ("Quince A"). I don't know much about them, think it is just a standardized selection. I was not sure if these had to be used.

Re: Hi from Germany

Postby rhapsody616 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:44 pm

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Big welcome from Long Beach CA!


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