I want to propagate apple trees in stool beds from apple scionwood. I need to...

Asked February 26, 2020, 7:23 AM EST

I want to propagate apple trees in stool beds from apple scionwood. I need to know if I can put the stool beds on the north side of a building and if I can make the beds this early from dormant cuttings of second- or third-year wood.

Salt Lake County Utah

1 Response

Apples won't propagate from scion cuttings, and this is the purpose of having a stool bed. The stoolbed is to get root suckers to form their own roots so that these can be dug up, transplanted, and then the scion cultivar grafted on to them.