Presentation on theme: "Production of field-budded roses at Bakker’s nursery a family-owned nursery “Bakker's grows a broad range of woody ornamental nursery stock, and, in addition,"— Presentation transcript:
Production of field-budded roses at Bakker’s nursery a family-owned nursery “Bakker's grows a broad range of woody ornamental nursery stock, and, in addition, specializes in top-grafted standards, such as Caragana, Weeping Pussy Willow, Cotoneaster, Euonymus, Lilac, Mulberry, Prunus Cistena and Prunus Triloba, Hibiscus, Viburnum, Weigela, and Ginkgo.” St. Catharines Ontario Photography by Henry DeVries except where noted http://www.jcbakker.com/ New cultivar Celine Dion
In their own words: “It starts with the roots. Our roses are grown on our own selection of multiflora seedlings from our own seed source. (Many roses sold today are grown on imported rootstock which comes from countries where cold climate is of little concern.) This selection has been time proven to be hardy throughout much of Canada¹s diverse climates and gives excellent vigor year after year. Unlike cutting-type rootstocks (onto which most imports are grafted), seedlings don¹t propagate unwanted viruses which reduce hardiness and performance. “ http://www.jcbakker.com/
Dave Bakker inspecting seed production on Rosa multiflora stockplants. Seed will be used for production of seedling rootstock
Field of multiflora rose seedlings for subsequent use as rootstocks
Two to three year old multiflora rootstock seedings ready to be budded with flowering cultivars
This picture was taken approximately one year later in the late Summer. After bud grafting the previous Summer the bud overwintered dormant. By Spring the latex patch has crumbled and fallen off. The upper portion of the rootstock was cut back to just above the inserted bud to force it into growth. The new bud puts on considerable growth during the growing season and a finished plant is dug in the Fall, stored bareroot in cool storage, sold, shipped, and planted out the following Spring.