[NAFEX] cherry budwood question
markl at nytec.com
Wed Jun 29 10:33:25 EDT 2005
Since we live close to each other, I think I will follow your technique.
Can you describe your process in more detail? I am interested in the
size of the chip you cut from the budwood, the cuts you make on the
rootstock, lining up the cambium, wrapping the bud, and early indicators
of success. Also, what other Prunus do you have success with in budding
from July 20 to August 1?
Mark Lee, Seattle zone 8a
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Bob Hartman
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 6:24 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] cherry budwood question
Harold B Tukey in his book titled Dwarfed Fruit Trees suggests July 20
to August 1 for budding onto Mazzard rootstock for the western New York
and southern Michigan areas. He states that the dates my be earlier in
a dry season or on light soils and in southern regions. I have been
using this schedule for budding here in western Washington for the last
20 years with fairly good success. Note that budding is done in the
summer after the scion buds of the current season have matured and
before the bark of the rootstock has tightened. I cut the scionwood as
I go out to do the budding for a particular variety and discard the soft
tipand the buds at the base of the cutting. A good watering of the
rootstock before budding will help ensure success. The biggest problem
that I have had is having brown rot hitting the buds in the spring when
they are about to grow. They need some kind of protective spray.
Copper has worked well for me.
Bob Hartman, western Washington
Mark Lee wrote:
In the past I have been unsuccessful doing whip-and-tongue grafts of
cherry scionwood in the spring. This year I was thinking of trying
budding. When is it time to cut cherry budwood, and when is it time to
bud? Should I have cut dormant cherry scionwood for budding in the
-Mark Lee, Seattle zone 8a
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