Only because it’s a long living tree & that it accepts tons of stuff. Peaches/nectarines (I think and will know shortly), pluerries I would have to imagine… definitely pluots; Euro or Asian plums. Probably most apricots but long-term I’m not sure. It’s just a great rootstock and you can dig suckers to continue to graft and never have to buy rootstocks, again.
I will certainly learn a lot this year and next year. My problem now is lack of scionwood. My next post will be to cold climate folks for wood.
Thank you for making me aware of Barkslip’s work. This is really interesting. It looks like Myro is the standard fare for both European and Asian plums from most nurseries, but I assume this is more an appeal to the lowest common denominator rather than being a truly superior solution in all cases. It appears that P. americana is definitely more cold-hardy, and might be more disease-resistant in some climates?
Thank you again for bringing me into this conversation- looks like good experimentation is going on here.
Dax, please let me know what you need. I’m done grafting for this year and still have a lot of scionwood left in the fridge (will need to check if the sticks still look good as they have been in the fridge since January).