Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Old home pear rootstock propagated by hardwood cuttings

Authors

Hudson T. Hartmann
William H. Griggs
Carl J. Hansen

Authors Affiliations

Hudson T. Hartmann is Professor of Pomology, University of California, Davis; William, H. Griggs is Professor of Pomology, University of California, Davis; Carl J. Hansen is Professor of Pomology, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 14(10):9-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v014n10p9. October 1960.

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Abstract

Old Home pear—Pyruscommunis—rootstock can be propagated readily in commercial quantities by hardwood cuttings taken in the fall, treated with IBA—indolebutyric acid—and held under moist storage at 65°-70°F for about three weeks before planting. To take advantage of the Old Home blight-resistant properties, trees can be planted in place in the orchard and, after the trunk and primary scaffold branches are established, top-budded to Bartlett or other fruiting varieties.

Hartmann H, Griggs W, Hansen C. 1960. Old home pear rootstock propagated by hardwood cuttings. Hilgardia 14(10):9-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v014n10p9
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