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Good video on propagating apple rootstocks by stooling.
Location: Kent, UK - Zone 8
posted 2 years ago
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
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
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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