Department of Horticulture
For many years, nurseries in the North Central States have been propagating hardy plums and ornamental Prunus on Prunus americana seedling understocks. Hardiness and compatibility with many scion varieties, together with general availability, ease in growing and handling, and suitability for the budding operation, are recognized attributes which have encouraged almost universal use of this species for many years. From a nursery production standpoint it leaves little to be desired.
seedling understock, prunus hortulana, plum grafting, bud grafting
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Buchholtz, W. F.; Nagel, C. M.; and Pulsifer, H. G., "Prunus hortulana: A Virus-Free, Nonsprouting Understock for Hardy Plums and Ornamental Prunus" (1966). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 535.