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Good video on propagating apple rootstocks by stooling.  RSS feed

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Plant a rootstock tree that you want to propagate - I found I can buy rootstocks for just a couple of pounds, but when planting a whole lot of trees for an orchard you can save by doing this.

You can also do this if you have a failed tree on a known rootstock, for example if the grafted wood died out but the root stock survived.

  • Grow the root stock tree for a year or two
  • Cut the tree down to ground level (coppicing it effectively)
  • Put a large pot around the stool with the bottom cut off
  • Fill the pot with damp saw dust
  • Let the new stems grow up for a year and they will root in the the sawdust
  • Cut the stems low and plant out in desired location

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