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Does anyone here know if this can be done?

Little Bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (, November 26, 2001


Almost any tree will be able to do this to some extent. Some very poorly though, maybe 1 in a hundred will take. Try air layering, it gives time for the roots to form while the twig of branch is still on the tree and unsevered.

-- charles (, December 03, 2001.

LBF, Yes, air layering is a good method as suggested, I am experiementing with some pear tree cuttings like you would do with roses. Angle cut, remove stems, etc, then place in the ground to root. Water and see what happens. I have success right now with hedges that I trimmed when I transpalnted them. Now I have 14 more to use instead of having to buy them. You do need to keep them watered though or they will die. And I have seedlings from last years fruit that fell from the trees. I have transplanted them in pots, some have died and a few are still going. Hope that this works. And i do apologize for replying to an old message that appeared to me to be in need of further response to.

-- jonathan (, June 30, 2002.

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