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dwarf plum rootstocks

Last post 09-07-2015 10:54 AM by Julie. 1 replies.

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  • 05/09/2014 09:56 AM
    • seneca
    • Birmingham, West Midlands
    • 15 Sep 2013
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     I'm looking to buy two trees, one plum and one gage - one for a large container and for the open ground, both to be trained as dwarf pyramids. When looking for the regular pixy rootstock, as mentioned in most books and websites, it seems to have been replaced with two others - WA-1 (dwarfing) and WA-VIT (semi-dwarfing.) Has anyone any experience of these? I wondered how they compared. Apparently WA-1 is a bit smaller than pixy, but has better quality fruit, and WA-VIT is a bit larger than pixy, and nothing else is known. WA-1 is now recommended for dwarf trees, but WA-VIT is said to produce something a bit more vigorous and should be grown as a bush or small half-standard. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who had grown any of these, those realize if they are very new, they won't have matured yet!
    Thanks.

  • 09/07/2015 10:54 AM
    • Julie
    • London
    • 28 Apr 2009
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     Did you buy one? How are they doing?