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My apricot tree blew over and I am going to make some clones

I plan to make some extras......anyone interested?

It's an old tree, unknown variety, which does well here. It hadn;t produced fruit for several years and then this year, in a last hurrah, produced a nice crop of small, sweet and spicy apricots which made very nice apricot crumble.

Let me know!

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I have a friend that is addicted to planting a huge variety of trees, I'd love a clone for a Christmas gift for him.
Mmmm, I must have been hungry when I first read your post David Camp, thinking you were going to bake apricot clones and share them with your York neighbors. :-)
Thanks Ken for your recent response that caught my gardeners eyes!
David I would love to have 2 or 3 of your old-timey apricot tree clones!
Will you be rooting them or grafting onto rootstock? I have a couple young successful apple & pear grafts from this spring's grafting workshop to grow up, and hope to attend next springs workshop & improve my skills!
The apricot we planted years ago only lived one year. I don't recall if it was deer or disease that brought it down.
If you post your offer under the TW Organic Gardeners-Permaculturist group at- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic - then you might catch some more hungry edible-forest-gardeners eyes!
I hope they will be ready - I haven't taken the cuttings yet!

Ken Jensen said:
I have a friend that is addicted to planting a huge variety of trees, I'd love a clone for a Christmas gift for him.
Heather - I was planning on just rooting the cuttings directly. I can;t see any sign of a graft on the original tree, but it is very old so may have just disappeared. If you'd like to try grafting a cutting onto your rootstock, have at it!

Heather K said:
Mmmm, I must have been hungry when I first read your post David Camp, thinking you were going to bake apricot clones and share them with your York neighbors. :-)
Thanks Ken for your recent response that caught my gardeners eyes!
David I would love to have 2 or 3 of your old-timey apricot tree clones!
Will you be rooting them or grafting onto rootstock? I have a couple young successful apple & pear grafts from this spring's grafting workshop to grow up, and hope to attend next springs workshop & improve my skills!
The apricot we planted years ago only lived one year. I don't recall if it was deer or disease that brought it down.
If you post your offer under the TW Organic Gardeners-Permaculturist group at- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic - then you might catch some more hungry edible-forest-gardeners eyes!
David, Direct rooting sounds good to me! Would you be doing the cutting & rooting for us? That would be super! I don't have access to a decent greenhouse yet, and I'll be gone for part of the winter.

There is a fruit & pruning group that meets each Thursday down at the Skagit Extension experimental farm...I've really been wanting to make the journey down & join them. One of my friends went a few months ago...some amazing fruit being grown thats not yet available to the community.

David Camp said:
Heather - I was planning on just rooting the cuttings directly.

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