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MemberFebruary 2, 2021 at 1:10 pm00107
Might it be worth talking with Eliza about this?
Personally as a commercial grower I am intrigued by the potential benefits of growing trees on their own roots and would be willing to do a small trial!
Might we be able to eliminate some of the worsening orchard health issues? Whether fungal, bacterial, vigor, or nutritional.
How early could we begin to have substantive yields?
How will flavors change?https://elizapples.com/2016/12/04/rootstocks-do-they-impact-flavor/
Will it be worthwhile at scale in the long term?
Might the trees be more resilient to a changing climate?
John if you have any feedback on an experimental design I would be happy to help look deeper into this question in a commercial context.
Manger/owner-Third Leaf Farm