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    Or I'd definitely be up for a swap if Veggiechicken isn't after loganberries! I may actually have rooted jostaberries available- I have two, but I'm not completely sure if the community orchard wants one, both, or none at all, they haven't got back to me.

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    You're very welcome to swap with Pineberry - I have enough loganberries to scratch me
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    Can also offer polka raspberry up for swap, got too much to handle myself.
    My loganberry will be rooted already, as I will just devide the large plant.

    Also has anyone got blackberry Reuben?

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    Ok all.

    I spoke to the head gardener at Ryton this week as he had said I could have some old root stocks, and he has told me the day that they are pruning, and they are leaving the top wood around the trees for me to have as much as I want; I only have a little freezer so I am going to try and grab a few of each and freeze them...[unless anyone has any other suggestions as to how to preserve them before sending out in which case I could bag some more than will fit in my freezer].

    I will post the numbers of each that i have once I have them; minus of course the ones I want to graft myself; and you can either send your swaps to me or a SAE and I'll pop it back in the post to you.

    You might want to keep checking here over the next few weeks; sometimes the days change so if you miss logging in for a week you might miss your chances at bagging some rare apple scions.


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    I currently have 10 of each:
    Medlar
    Winter Gem Apple
    Early Victoria Apple
    Catillac Pear
    Greensleeves Apple
    Sunset Apple

    Only 10 scions of each as I have taken quite a few for my students - but if I can do a swap and get them some different varieties then that would be fab. Each one does have enough for 2-3 grafts though.

    How are we going to do this? There are 8 of us so has everyone got enough to send 7 of their offers to me with an SAE and I can split and send or are we doing this one by one? If we do it as a circle then everyone will get one of each of the 'offers'.


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    I've had no success with grafting apples so far, and when I tried to post on freegle to request somebody to graft my tree or borrow a grafting shear, I was told I can only post requests for getting things, so I'll give the top fruit a miss, but would love some soft fruit cuttings. In order of preference: amelanchier, loganberry, jostaberry, red gooseberry. Zazen999, I guess that implies everybody sending in things to you and then splitting and sending back, if you don't mind. I've indicated what I have on offer, but would be hard pressed to get 7 cuttings off my small plum tree.

    Edited to say: my apple tree is from before 1934 and looks something like a cox. On an apple site on the internet it was implied that the Victorians only said that cox keeps a very long time because they didn't have climatised storage for comparison, which makes me a Victorian I guess, because in a normal year I'm still eating this apple at the end of April, though I must admit that it's then a bit of a relief when they run out/go off, and I can eat the bottled ones until the soft fruit comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planetologist View Post
    I've had no success with grafting apples so far, and when I tried to post on freegle to request somebody to graft my tree or borrow a grafting shear, I was told I can only post requests for getting things, so I'll give the top fruit a miss, but would love some soft fruit cuttings. In order of preference: amelanchier, loganberry, jostaberry, red gooseberry. Zazen999, I guess that implies everybody sending in things to you and then splitting and sending back, if you don't mind. I've indicated what I have on offer, but would be hard pressed to get 7 cuttings off my small plum tree.
    I'm trying to work out whether we just swap on an individual basis - or run this as a circle.

    Perhaps separate into a scion circle, and a fruit cuttings circle? Or square as I suspect there will only be about 4 people in each one. Plus scions are going to be ready before cuttings if taken last autumn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    Plus scions are going to be ready before cuttings if taken last autumn.
    In my ignorance can I ask why? Wouldn't it be possible to take a cutting and send as is?

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