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Quince Champion grafted

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FRANCIE starts with ...
I am wondering what root stock this Quince is grafted onto - I purchased it in the last 12 mths :). Also it has a single shoot that has grown from the root stock and is about 1/2 metre long. I'm pretty sure I should get rid of this, yes?
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jakfruit etiquette says...
The rootstock could be a few things, not just a quince species. You can tell by the leaves of the sucker if you can recognise other fruit tree types. Either way a rootstock sucker can eventually take over, or even kill a graft if it takes over the energy flow. Best to remove it, especially from young trees.
For weak graft growth, you can bend the rootstock sucker down below to push growth into the graft. For a deciduous quince, its better to get rid of it before spring, as the sucker can often take a lot of the spring flush from young trees. Thats when you want the roots to push the graft.
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FRANCIE says...
Thanks so much for your response 'JFE', it is really appreciated. It is good to know to remove the shoot below the graft junction BEFORE spring rather than wait. It is definately the same kind of plant as the scion and rather than dispose of it, I think I will dip it in some honey or root compound and see if I can over winter it and strike a secondo LOL. Cheers Francie :)
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