[NAFEX] Grafting--Doc Farwell's question - storage life
shambeda at epix.net
Fri Apr 10 13:15:43 EDT 2009
I have found I can keep Doc Farwells for 4 or more years by splitting up the
1 pint container into several smaller containers.
I have used old 35mm film canisters and a similar size paint container
(available at craft stores for 25 cents) for the small amount that I take to
grafting classes. These are about 1 fl oz. If they get swiped, I only lose
a little bit. I usually make up 10 small ones, then split the remainder
into two equal sized sealable containers. it probably lasts longer, but in
4 or 5 years I run out and need more.
Steve Z6 in PA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Erdman, James" <ErdmanJ at uwstout.edu>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 11:12 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Grafting--Doc Farwell's question
> This grafting discussion brings to mind a question that I have had. I
> have used Doc Farwell's yellow grafting goop a couple of times, but I
> find that I can't keep it from solidifying from one spring to the next,
> even though the container is well sealed. Should I be expecting it to
> be usable from year to year, or does it harden in the contain once the
> bottle is opened? I don't use enough in a season to justify buying it
> every spring, even a small container, since the shipping is so
> Jim, in Menomonie, WI (zone 4 almost zone 3)
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