[NAFEX] grafting with rootstock breaking dormancy
hartmansfruit at msn.com
Tue Apr 6 14:55:07 EDT 2010
I have used rootstock that have broken dormancy many times and it makes no
difference. I always use the whip and tongue method and after the graft is
done I put a layer of Parafilm M over the top covering the graft and the
whole scion. My % has been very good with using the Parafilm M over the
From: "Anton Ptak" <antonptak at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 10:05 AM
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: [NAFEX] grafting with rootstock breaking dormancy
> As I have only 1 year grafting experience, I have a question regarding
> rootstock that has broken dormancy - does it have much effect on the
> of the grafts that the rootstocks are no longer dormant, provided the
> scionwood is still well dormant?
> Would chip grafting prove better than whip and toungue in this case, or
> would either work about equally?
> We have plum (prunus americana) and cherry rootstock (krymsk-5) that has
> just started to break, as well as a few OHF 333 pear rootstocks we dug
> awhile ago. We still have plenty of pear and apple rootstocks that are
> still dormant, however. And there are plum, cherry, and pear scions
> expected shortly . . .
> Anton in W.Wisc (zone 4a)
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