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January 11, 2021 at 7:51 pm in reply to: Deciduous scion wood I will have available once the trees go dormant #5014
Will save my Anna and Dorsett Gold for you. I just tried out Fang’s new app which will make all of this so much easier, but he asked me to make my entries and then let it sit for a day( to make sure it doesn’t erase everything I put in) before taking it live for you guys.January 11, 2021 at 7:49 pm in reply to: Deciduous scion wood I will have available once the trees go dormant #5013
Will do. I just tried out Fang’s new app but he told me to wait for a few hours to make sure it holds the entries before I make it live. I didn’t even put in my Dwarf Brazilian though, since I only have one… for you!January 5, 2021 at 6:18 pm in reply to: Deciduous scion wood I will have available once the trees go dormant #5007
Hi Deborah and Lianne, don’t worry overmuch about this right now. Fang Liu has promised us software by the end of the week that should make all this automatic. In the meantime, Lianne, I will move your generous offers into its own topic.
Alan, at long last sprouts (I think)! This is one of the two pots where I planted seeds from your caper berry distributed so kindly by Jane many moons ago. Do these look like caper sprouts to you?
Alan, this is actually from Wendy Temple who emailed it to me: Question for Alan about caper growing. I was just wondering if the plant was a slow growing one. The one I got at last year’s silent auction is not dead, but seems to be the slowest growing plant ever!”
This is the blog I found on germinating caper seeds, whether fresh or dried, in our climate. https://fromseedtotable.blogspot.com/2009/07/growing-capers-from-seed.html
I haven’t quite gotten around to trying it yet, but hope springs eternal…
What a great link, Alan! Thank you for posting it. I have no idea if your SoCal capers really need time in the deep freeze to “hatch” or whether it would terrify them to bits. I will try a couple of different other ways of germinating them and keep my fingers crossed.
Well, that was weird. The text I copied from his letter didn’t come through. I’ll try again: I have a 20-year-old Dorset Golden apple tree in my front yard, but I have never enjoyed the flavor of its fruit. I considered removing the tree and planting something else, but read that apple trees can be topped and the branches of some another variety–Mollie’s Delicious, Gordon, Anna, Beverly Hills, Fuji–grafted onto them. Are there any apple experts in your chapter with whom I might confer? Thanks!
Okay, the window is noon to 3 pm today, May 20th. Call or text Deborah for address (310) 988-5173
Further update: these are Tomato Mania plants that Deborah is helping them distribute, i.e. first class, mainly heirloom tomatoes. The first person to respond can establish the window everyone else will have to work within. Give her a call!
These are the varieties Deborah had left as of noon:
Burpee Supersteak 22
Cherokee Purple 5
Cloudy Day 1
Early Girl 9
San Marzano 10
Green Zebra 8
Caspian Pink 14
Yellow Pear 3
Shaleece, I wouldn’t give up yet. I have had to abandon almost all stone fruit because 2 miles from the ocean I don’t get enough chill anymore; but in my experience both nectarines and plums (and peaches!) are fairly promiscuous in putting out new growth. It is actually a good sign that you are getting growth just above the graft (so long as it is actually above the graft) since some times, if the bareroot whip is too thick, the lower buds will not break. Worst case scenario, you let that growth you have become the new trunk, pinch it when it reaches the height you want, and let it make the side branches of your fan. But I bet your tree is just sulking with our crazy weather. My Dorset Gold and Anna apples are covered with fruit, while the Gordon and Fuji haven’t even begun to leaf out. My Persian sour cherry, my sole stone fruit, has been looking ready to open its buds for a month now but still nada.
So for all those who scoffed at my flower-less Pink Passion vine, voila! It actually began blooming and setting fruit a scant week after our Ice Cream Social in August, but I clearly will be eating these (90-day ripening) guys well into January.
Wow, I am so impressed by both of you. Khaled, next year we will definitely have to have you as one of our grafting demonstrators. I know Bruce has requested cherimoya scion wood to use in his demo this year and Fang Liu has mentioned he specifically wants to address veneer grafts (but not necessarily modified veneer grafts). I believe Arnie Bernstein will be demonstrating the straightforward cleft graft. I will have to check in with Glenn who specializes in feijoia to find out how he handles them. I am really looking forward to February 9th!
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