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 Prune now, you've got scions to share! 
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Post Prune now, you've got scions to share!
Wait a month, you might only have sprouted sticks that you have to throw away. It might be too late, depending on the type of tree.

I was out pruning/saving scions from my Hudson's Golden Gem today. Don't forget: your prunings are our sources of scions. I will be bringing many types of scions to the March scion exchange/fruit propagation fair. Some of our sources like Nick BOtner's , may be drying up, so remember, we are an all volunteer group. See if you can contribute to the cause. All those scions you collect at the FPF? Someone collected them.

Also, people who are collecting the scions from larger sources are looking for volunteers to help collect and label scions. You can contact Joanie Cooper, HOS president, or I can for you, if you are interested in helping out.
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John S
PDX OR


Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:54 pm
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Post Re: Prune now, you've got scions to share!
Thank you, John – Right On!

Folks may then check this out, too: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5121

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Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:54 pm
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Post Re: Prune now, you've got scions to share!
When in March or where is the event is taking place this year?

I would be willing to bring cherry root-stocks to the event if I could plan for it. What I have available is about 80 small caliper stocks for grafting cherry onto that I could bring with me to trade for a few other kinds of root-stocks; unless somebody gives me an offer first.

For more information or if you need to contact me you can post here or dig into the link to look up the conversation I had with John S recently.
http://home.comcast.net/~hollaus/HOS/RupsTradeFolder/John_S.htm


Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:57 pm
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Post Re: Prune now, you've got scions to share!
FPF is March 17th at the CC Fairgrounds in Canby.
John S
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Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:47 pm
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Post Re: Prune now, you've got scions to share!
Do you folks ever share scion wood with people out of your area. I'm in S. California, and looking for cuttings that rarely show up at our local CRFG scion exchanges...such as Newton Pippin, and other 6-800 chill hour varieties that might work in my chilly upper canyon location.



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Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:37 pm
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Post Re: Prune now, you've got scions to share!
Since CRFG scion exchanges have occurred before HOS exchanges I think we’ve received bundles of excess scions from the California Rare Fruit Grower’s at our event. I don’t believe any of our scions are ‘shipped off’ after our event; my last recollection is seeing them dumped into garbage cans. At one time our local chapters would take them for ‘mini exchanges’ in outlying areas but those were all in or near our Willamette Valley.

I don’t know who or how you’d go about securing anything in particular, other than attend the event yourself. Seems we’d have some Newton Pippin wood, as it’s been grown for decades up the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River …but around 15 years ago I only found one local nursery (Portland Nursery) that had any Newton trees. My tree eventually died, so I’ve no longer access to that either.

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Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:13 pm
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Post Re: Prune now, you've got scions to share!
I know that left over HOS scion wood has been taken up to Seattle for their exchange. I think Eugene too. I don't know about every year.
John S
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Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:29 pm
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Post Re: Prune now, you've got scions to share!
A membership to the seed savers exchange will give you access to several hundred apple cultivars. For example, there are a couple of listed sources for newton pippen. This could be a good (although more limited) option for those far from a scion exchange. It might be too late for this year, but something to keep in mind for future years.
chris


Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:58 am
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