I am wondering if this can be air layered. It is an old and "seen better days" apricot tree.
I am trying to save the DNA of the fruit before the tree dies and also it looks like a nice possibility for bonsai.
Any one have any thoughts?
Stone Fruit Propagation by Grafting & Budding - Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center Education
https://fruitandnuteducation.ucdavis.edu ... /grafting/
The most common method for producing finished trees is by budding fruiting varieties onto established rootstocks. Most peaches and nectarines are June budded from May to early June. Summer budding, from late July to September, is also common in peach and nectarine trees grown for retail nurseries because a tree with a larger caliper is produced. Spring budding of plum and apricot on fall planted hardwood cuttings of â€˜Mariannaâ€™ plum produce a tree in 1 year. Plum is generally T- or chip budded in fall on â€˜Myrobalanâ€™ seedling rootstock.