Then I would purchase the rootstock that best fits my needs, purchase it from a grower and create my own stool to multiply the single rootstock into others. This will take at least 2 growing seasons, but you would end up with quality control and be certain about the ability to grow successfully. The value of this method is that the rootstock usually determines the tree size, anchorage, resistance to wetness and drought, and its ability to get water and nutrients from the soil.
The other most viable option would be to save some peach stones, stratify them for 90 days then plant them in a protected area to prevent rodent damage. This option will again take 2 growing seasons to get to a graftable rootstock size, and you will not really know your rootstock type.
No, just the abstract jogged some memories. Mostly propagation techniques in printed articles from the 50’s thru 70’s. Some prunus clones would root far more easily than others. Dr. Barrett developed many prunus hybrids before he went to Florida, one was very easy to strike roots, he recommended it for inexpensive rootstocks. I believe it’s still in the G.R.I.N. collection.
Good find! I read Dr. Barrett’s original summary of his prunus breeding somewhere many years ago. That blip about striking in mist, and the fact he found ‘Convoy’ to accept all sorts of prunus pollen comes to mind.
found this: " Rhamnus cathartica, colloquially known as common buckthorn, is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to Europe. This plant is hazardous to humans and most animals; all parts of it are mildly poisonous."