[NAFEX] Nurse limbs.

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Mon May 30 12:42:15 EDT 2005


>
> Hello all,
> My experiences grafting persimmon differ form Lon's. I've been doing  
> both, with and w/o nurse limbs for many years. My conclusion is nurse  
> limbs can defer nutrition from the graft to the nurse limb. Last year I  
> grafted about 8 trees 4 to 6 inches in diameter and about half with  
> nurse limbs. There was on the average considerably less growth on the  
> trees with nurse limbs.
> Jerry

Hi Jerry,

I pinch back my nurses so that they are not vigorours.  Just a food  
producer.

Later,
Tom



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