[NAFEX] Scion Storage, frost dipping
hangermayer at isp.com
Tue Oct 19 10:35:46 EDT 2010
We do keep fruit in the fridge on the bottom, and keep the scionwood at the
top. I understand where you're going w/ the question, but I thought
ethylene killed fruit buds, not cause them to break dormancy. Additionally,
I didn't think ethylene penetrates freezer bags very well.
Regarding the defrost timer, it probably has something to do w/ that.
Perhaps it's a weird factory setting, or maybe it sticks, as you mention.
Either way, we never notice the food gets warm, milk is always cold, and
have never seen any spoilage issues attributed to the fridge.
Most people don't seem to have problems w/ scions breaking bud in the
fridge, so I'm assuming it's something somewhat unique to our refridgerator.
However, I'm not completely alone in this. I've read where a few other
people had the same problem.
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To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Scion Storage, frost dipping
You don't have fruit and apples in this frig do you?
My scion storage frig is set to about 32 degrees and I've never had problems
storing scions. NEVER! Not in 20 years and it is an auto defrost. The Prunus
was in another that was at a higher temp. Was no problem in the scion frig.
Malus no problem. Nut species no problem. Have stored persimmon in it for
over a year and successfully grafted, sure the percentage was down. Waxed
ends, freezer zip lock bags, dampened paper towel.
Could your defrost timer be getting stuck and the temp occasionally getting
much higher than you are aware of for extended periods? You should not have
to go through the extra effort you are.
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