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I am from southern NH, my neighbor in the next neighborhood has a tree with both pears and apples. I have heard of this but never thought it was practical. I have a peach tree that is less than half alive, but still yields fruit on a small portion (or at least it did last year). I was planning on taking it down this year so I thought I could do an experiment.

Do I stand a chance at combining my combining my peach tree with probably an apple tree or anything else? Does anyone have any experience with this? I have been trying to research possibilities but I mostly get led to people trying to sell me combination trees.

I am going to put a 50 pt bounty on this as soon as I am allowed so take your time in answering. I am most concerned with the different factors of success and failures of tree grafting because I would like to pursue this whether my peach tree is suitable or not. I am not only interested in any documented successes but willing to try where others have failed if anyone has any innovative suggestions or insights.

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You will be able to graft any peach, nectarine, or almond to that tree. It's also possible that a graft from another Prunus species would take.

The first choice would be above, but you could also try plums or cherries or apricots.

I have seen plum/peach combos sold commercially as fruit cocktail trees, so it must be possible.

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    the problem with grafts is twofold. Incompatibility between the types and one type being more vigorous. It only takes a few years of unattended growth before a tree of several types is down to one. Optimum conditions and attentive pruning are a must. – kevinsky Mar 18 '13 at 22:06
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    @kevinsky absolutely... in this case, sounds like they already have some asymmetry – Grady Player Mar 18 '13 at 22:24
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    Do you think it is possible to do some sort of ratio. like two parts walnut to one part peach to compensate this inbalance? – Four_lo Mar 20 '13 at 15:25
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    walnut is not closely related and will not work... @kevinsky just means if you graft a plum and an apricot on to the existing tree the apricot may try to grow twice as fast, and require more pruning – Grady Player Mar 20 '13 at 16:43
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    @Four_lo unfortunately not - the more vigorous part will always grow faster than the others and eventually the others will fail. As the previous comment mentioned walnut would not work at all. – George of all trades Feb 7 '17 at 14:52

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