I have a few hundred seeds harvested from a local (8-year-old) Lapin (sweet) cherry tree thriving in an Edmonton backyard. Not known to be hardy here, the mother plant was buried 8-inches below its graft. I suspect that part of the reason it’s surviving is that the graft is protected and that it’s been able to throw out some of its own roots.
Growing Lapin cherries is a bit of an experiment but I’m reasonably confident these seedlings will take and that a good number of them will survive to maturity if planted in a protected location. I do not believe that grafting them only “hardy rootstock” will improve their likelihood of surviving – probably the opposite.
This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Dustin Bajer.
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