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 nic 29 rootstock origin 
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Post nic 29 rootstock origin
From the nic 29 patent application:
The inventor of the subject plant, Rene Nicolai, was the owner of Rene Nicolai Nursery, which propagated and sold Malling Nine (M9) apple tree rootstock. Rootstock are propagated by placing plants in a stoolbed which encourages root growth and then dividing the resulting roots into individual plants. Over the years Mr. Nicolai searched the M9 stoolbeds for M9 mutants which were superior to the parent variety in those characteristics which are desirable for apple tree rootstock.

Makes me want to avoid pruning funny looking branches, in case they have special mutant powers.

Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:13 am

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Post Re: nic 29 rootstock origin
Interesting idea. I don't have time to try to grow apples from cuttings because it is too much work/ most won't take. However, I do have one semidwarf variety that gives me a new rootstock every year because it makes suckers with roots. It's called free rootstock.
John S

Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:32 am
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