[NAFEX] Hardy kiwi death- can I save scionwood now?
qazingulaza at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 13:12:39 EST 2010
All of my a argutas, both female & male do that. It doesn't seem to
affect the vigor of the plants. I'm in zone 4 & these plants have
seen -35F often.
On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 11:35 AM, <Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov> wrote:
> My lone male Hardy kiwi pollinator appears to have severe cold injury.
> The bark on its trunk is hanging off and cambium is exposed. This is
> its second winter and I was surprised to see this. However,, we have
> had unusually early and deep cold and it has lasted longer than usual.
> I notice that the lateral branches appear to be flexible and viable.
> Can I hope to save scion wood if harvest this early?
> I was hoping to graft to my female of the same age to get some
> pollination this and next year while I wait for a new male to become
> Does anyone have experience with grafting techniques and grafting timing
> for hardy kiwi?
> Betsy Hilborn
> 7a NC where we have experienced 11 degree F lows twice this December!
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