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Mike from southern Ontario

Postby MikeH » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:32 am

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Hi,

I'm 125 km northeast of Toronto at 44.26548, -77.96003 on 10 acres, 3 of which are formerly pasture and 7 of which were cultivated but allowed to return to nature about 40 years ago. It's Canada Zone 5a/US Zone 4a. We've only owned the property for 5 years so everything is fairly new although starting to produce for us.

Growing apples, plums, pears, raspberries, everbearing raspberries, golden everbearing raspberries, blackberries (with the most lethal thorns I've ever seen), thornless blackberries, wild black currants, black currants, wild gooseberries, Pixwell Green and Hannomaki Red gooseberries, everbearing strawberries, wild strawberries, wild raspberries, blackcaps, highbush cranberry, elderberry, haskap and honeyberry, serviceberry, tayberry, medlar, shipova, beach plum, sea buckthorn, Illinois everbearing mulberry, red mulberry, Russian mulberry, American plum, persimmon, Eastern Prince Schisandra, hardy kiwi, Cornus kousa var. Chinensis, Manchurian apricot, Chui Lum Tao peaches, Harbin pears, Cornelian cherry, pawpaws, quinces, and cherries - Nanking, Evans, Romeo, Crimson Passion, Rose cherry

Also, nut trees: hazel(native & varieties), northern pecan, Russian almond, heartnut, Korean pine, yellowhorn, black walnut.

I've started grafting this year and will be doing a fair bit of bud grafting this year from one apple tree to another as an insurance policy in this drought. I may lose a tree but if I've got a bud grafted on another tree, I've got material available to graft onto rootstock. I've also had some success this year with root cuttings - beach plum, persimmon, sea buckthorn - which seem to be a much overlooked method to propagation.

Regards,
Mike

Re: Mike from southern Ontario

Postby Axel » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:20 pm

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Welcome to the Cloudforest. What are Chui Lum Tao peaches? They sound intriguing? Has your shipova ever fruited?
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: Mike from southern Ontario

Postby MikeH » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:37 am

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Axel wrote:Welcome to the Cloudforest. What are Chui Lum Tao peaches? They sound intriguing? Has your shipova ever fruited?


Thanks for the welcome.

CLT is a very cold hardy rootstock - http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/cro ... -041.htm#e . Many of the cold-hardy varieties such as ‘Chui Lum Tao‘, ‘Hui Han Tao’, ‘Tzim Pee Tao’ and ‘Siberian C’ originated from northern China. They generally have poor fruit quality but we're more interested in them for rootstock and will try grafting Flamin Fury PF-24C Cold Hardy peach onto it.

The shipova is only two years old so, no, it hasn't fruited.

Regards,
Mike


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