Katya Barnheart wrote:Hey Dave-
I'm in your position too, most of my stuff is too little to take cuttings from just yet, but in coming years will be able to. That's great about the swap. I've never heard of one of those in my area, you are lucky!!! I am particularly looking for Jap/American hybrid plums, but It would probably be quite a bit of trouble to discern those from the Japanese or European plums. I would be interested in swapping you something for the seedling apple you have too.
Here is their website: http://www.homeorchardsociety.org/events/ The last two shows were at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon (just south of Portland). But they change the venue sometimes. The "All About Fruit" (fall) show is usually in October (last year it was Oct. 15-16). The "Fruit Propagation Fair" (spring) show is usually in March (this year it was March 17).
Katya Barnheart wrote:Dave-
I am massively jealous and drooling looking at all those varieties of fruit. Where is it? That might be worth a road trip right there...
Wow, maybe I need to try to start one in my area.
OK I made a note to look for those. I grafted two varieties of plum onto one of my plums. One took, one did not (I think it was way too skinny).
I would love to have any of the below:
Alderman, Gracious, Haska, Rosemary, Starking Delicious, Superior, La Crescent, South Dakota, Ozark Premier. Also Charlotte peach, Evans Bali and Northstar cherry, and any type of Cornelian Cherry.
That list is embarassingly long. But I would be really excited just to have one or two of those varieties. Thanks!!
I have never done softwood cuttings, it seems like they would not like to be sent through the mail? Has anyone sent softwood cuttings in the mail and had success?
As far as softwood cuttings (which are best taken now, in early summer) I now have small quantities of 6 types of Cranberries that I just dipped in rooting hormone and stuck in the dirt to root. Could trade for anything, but I am especially wanting some softwood kiwi cuttings.