[NAFEX] Scion Storage
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 18 11:57:38 EDT 2010
Thanks for the reminder to report that I've had as good success with apple & pear scions which have broken their dormancy in storage, as with those which haven't. Or, maybe ALL broke dormancy, but I've grafted scions with noticeably swollen buds and they do as well as those with no growth visible.
Disinfecting question: Does surface sterilization kill viruses & bacteria INSIDE the tissues?
> From: Jwlehman
> Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:08:23 -0400
> To: nafex
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Scion Storage
... The best place to store scion wood is on the tree. My experience is cut scion wood as late as possible in the spring. Here is Indiana that is
no sooner than March however that can be too late for Prunus. My grafting success with Prunus is very low if the buds have started to swell...
I do not disinfect although maybe I should. But if the wood contains a
virus or bacterium disinfecting will cure that. Good idea to disenfect
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