Where to get scionwood?

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  1. JasmineTea

    JasmineTea New Member

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    I'm thinking about grafting plum trees. I wonder if anyone knows if Vancouver host any scionwood exchange events so I can exchange or buy some scionwood?

    Also, is there any website online where I can purchase scionwood? If anyone has these information I would be really grateful. Thank you in advance. :)
     
  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    I don't know if they deal with individuals but you could check with Summerland Varieties Corp. (SVC). Scionwood for a large number of plum varieties is available.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    You're welcome. Please let us know the outcome of your inquiry.
     
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    Lol I checked. I think there is a minimum quantity and fee required. Maybe I will try to find a few people to order together. But first I need to learn how to graft.
     
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    Hi there,
    I have several plum trees, so I can provide you with some scion wood. Please note, you need to tell me what kind of plum tree you have in order not to give you the same tree scion wood. Moreover, you need a plum which is a good pollinator for your tree. If you don't know which kind of plum you have you will need to graft 2 to 3 different kind of scion wood on your plum in order to make sure you are safe. Please note, this is a very simple task to do - I have done it many times. I even have a small nursery in my backyard, where I mostly graft apples, pears and plums. My email is zack41ca, and I use Gmail.com as my email server. I live near Nanaimo Skytrain.
     
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  8. CowboyOfChaos

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    I am taking care of an Italian prune plum (at my house, orange flesh purplish skin) and a green gauge (strathcona community garden). You are welcome to take scions from either, and can give me a shout at douglas.k.james with the server and last half of the address "gmail.com".

    Both of these are delicious varieties that do well in Vancouver but the trees are under threat from disease (black knot from poor maintenance before I started taking care of them) and people who want to cut them down. So I'm happy to try to preserve their genetic by giving out cuttings.
     
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    Calgary Fruit Growers These folks exchange scion wood. Check their Facebook page to see if someone would mail a piece.
     

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