Where to get sweet cherry scion wood in Detroit area?
I have a very large mature sour cherry tree in the yard. Would like to experiment with grafting some sweet cherry scion wood on some branches. I was unabnle to find a nursery locally. Nurseries out west seem to cater to large orchards. I am looking to buy 5_6 sticks. Any popular sweet variety would work.
Wayne County Michigan
MSU Extension does not recommend retailers. However, an internet search is your best bet. Search on “Cherry scion wood”.
Ebay had a listing, and nurseries will come up, too. Here are examples of links my search found. MSUE DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY OF THESE RETAILERS, THEY ARE JUST EXAMPLES-
An earlier response to another backyard grower about scion sources was “1) buy one or more dormant sweet cherry trees from a nursery and use some of the branches or 2) find someone who has sweet cherries on their property. “
Many folks interested in grafting locate a local tree or grower and ask permission to take cuttings. Attend farmers markets or contact a grower in your area and ask if you can purchase some scion wood from him/her.
There are organizations that help growers. One may be able to accomodate you. For example, this site has a scion wood “swap”—-
Here are some grafting references, should you need them—-
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