[NAFEX] Grafting-where did I go wrong
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 25 10:03:25 EST 2004
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Yes-- rubber electrician's splicing tape. Cut strips about 3" (depending on
diameter of graft) off the roll, peal off the backing, give the tape a
pre-stretch, then wrap the graft. Tape holds graft firmly w/o constricting,
and breaks down gradually. No need for any grafting compound or other outer
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From: "loneroc" <loneroc at mwt.net>
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Grafting-where did I go wrong
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 07:47:12 -0600
I had a similar experience a couple years ago. When I dissected the
failures, it looked as though the Doc Farwell's I used had wicked its way
betwixt scion and stock.
You might want to try using a rubber strip, polytape or something
else(Tannis Cuff mentioned some sort of electrician's tape, too). Then seal
the whole thing with the grafting compound.
Steve Herje, USDA zone 3 SW WI
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From: "Gary Woods" <gwoods at albany.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 2:09 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Grafting-where did I go wrong
> Stop me before I murder some more perfectly good scions:
> Last spring, I got several apple scions through the Seed Saver's
> I had read up on grafting, attended a session at the meet in Decorah the
> previous summer, got a nice sharp knife that passed the thumb test
> (fortunately, the cut was so clean it healed quickly!), and all that.
> I made a number of grafts, cleft ones in an attempt to "top work" an
> ancient boundary row apple on growth perhaps an inch in diameter, an
> (?) graft on similar growth, and a number of whip-and-tongue ones on a
> lackluster red delicious in the back yard. I had misplaced some acrylic
> sealer I bought, so used the heavy bottom gunk from an old can of
> house paint to seal the grafts after taping them with some biodegradable
> grafting tape bought at the same time as the knife and the "Doc Farwell's
> Grafting Seal," which I found a week after doing all this.
> The base trees had broken dormancy and were starting to flower; scions
> been kept in a plastic bag in the vegetable bin in the fridge and were
> still dormant; nice green cambium visible when I made the cuts;
> lined up, I hope correctly. The success rate was, I think zero, though
> some scions had green under the bark into fall, so I didn't cut anything
> off, hoping they may "break" this spring.
> I know there's as much art as science in this; have I given enough
> information to go on? I have Ed Fackler's book, which Dan Busey of Seed
> Savers swears is all anybody needs.
> Gary Woods AKA K2AHC- PGP key on request, or at www.albany.net/~gwoods
> Zone 5/6 in upstate New York, 1420' elevation. NY WO G
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