Sorry if this is obvious, I’m new to growing fruit trees. I have some really old apple trees in the back of my property that I would love to propagate and and grow out where they could produce some fruit. But, of course, they have some pretty bad fire blight. Is this just a bad idea or could it work if I put on resistant rootstock?
If these trees are special to you I would select some wood that is healthy looking for scions. With that said you already know that they are prone to get FB so go with more resistant varieties and give yourself a better chance for success.
Yeah, definitely growing other apples. This is more of a curiosity to see what the fruit is like. I just didn’t want to negatively affect the apples I have recently planted.
Do you know the variety of the old trees?
No, I’ve only ever got a couple fruit off them. Pretty far back in the brush. My thought was to see if they are any good and if they are an old variety. Looks like they were planted (in a row) and not just wild.