Friday, June 20, 2014

#26 - Pomegranate Angel Red

This will be the primary for Guild #3. A Pomegranate Angel Red cultivar. Established summer of 2014.

Planted in a hugelkultur raised bed. Needs a little pruning.

#25 - Persimmon Rootstock

I bought a Asian Persimmon tree that died. But I noticed the rootstock started to send up shoots. So now I will try to cultivate my own rootstock for my future persimmon trees.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

#24 - Apple Tree Grafting

These are the first apple trees that I have grafted. I don't know what variety they will be until the trees bare fruit. I bought rootstock from One Green World and cut my own Scion wood from my own fruit trees, but forgot to label which trees I took cuttings from.

I grafted 5 total. I grafted the scion wood onto M-7 rootstock. Apple trees on semi-dwarf M-7 rootstock typically grow 12-16 ft. in height.

#23 - Pomegranate Propagation in a Pot

I had a late freeze kill my above ground Pomegranate, Angel Red, the reason was because I didn't repot the plant into a bigger pot. The good thing was that the root system was still good and alive. So I had the idea of propagating the plant by putting a ring around the shoots that were springing forth and there by causing the shoots to root out. Then you can cut out the ones that have rooted and start new plants. Not sure it will work. Only time will tell.

These are garden bed borders I found at Lowes.

The ideal medium to use would be sawdust. But I used this because I didn't have sawdust.

The final step will be to stake the individual shoots so they grow up nice and straight. Now to see if this works.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

#22 - Guild #1

This is Guild #1 - consisting of An Apple Tree - Gala (about 3 years old) variety on a M111 Rootstock, 2 Autumn Olive Garnet variety bushes, a  Goumi Sweet Scarlet variety and a Blackberry bush, currently not sure of variety as I propagated this from current stock and did not label it.

The picture above shows the Apple Tree Gala #1.

The picture above shows an Autumn Olive Garnet #2. Propagated using the clam shell method from Autumn Olive plant #1, planted in my backyard.

 The picture above shows an Autumn Olive Garnet #3. Propagated using the clam shell method from Autumn Olive plant #1, planted in my backyard.

The picture above shows an Goumi Sweet Scarlet #1.