I had a fun day of digging up apple tree sprouts today and got some scion wood. I went to my in laws and dug up some apple tree sprouts from apple trees that are ungrafted and the sprouts come up true to what the apple is. I am going to use these for root stock for my grafts. Some of the sprouts have a good root base but few of them didn’t have as many roots.
I also got cuttings from some sweet black cherries from their house as well. I am planning on trying to graft some of these to a red sour cherry that I have but figured I would use some rooting powder and try to root a couple of the cuttings.
I ended up potting around 15 trees total and will let these sit until warmer weather and try to graft the apples.
These are smallish green sour apples so if the grafts don’t take then I can still set them out and hopefully get some apples. I also took some scion wood cuttings from 4 apples trees that my father in law has as well. He remembers what 2 of them are but can’t remember the other 2. 1 is a Gala and the other a Granny Smith. After i get my scion wood order I hope to end up with several new varieties of apples. Only time will tell if I succeed.