[NAFEX] Need source for parafilm

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Wed Jan 12 12:31:13 EST 2011


I keep my roll in the garage, and it's lasted for years, now, with no visible aging.  

I find I get better takes if I bind the graft together with a rubber band or something first, and then wrap with Parafilm.  Just the Parafilm doesn't give a tight enough bond, at least the way I've used it.  But Parafilm is far and away my favorite "coating" for grafts.  It's fast and easy to use, works very well, and there's no prep or clean up to speak of.  Getting the "grafting compound" off my fingers was a major hassle, and keeping wax soft enough to work with in the field was pretty much impossible.  Plastic bags and masking tape didn't keep the twig moist enough (especially not masking tape.)  

happy grafting!

Ginda

On Jan 12, 2011, at 12:06 PM, Bob Hartman wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> 
> Here is where I have purchased it from.  It will last you the rest of your life.  Just keep it in the refrigerator and it will keep for a very long time.
> http://sargentwelch.com/search.asp?ss=Parafilm+M&x=9&y=6
> 
> I use it when I graft my stone fruits and it has increased my number of takes tremendously.  I highly recommend it.
> 
> Bob
> Western Washington
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Mark Angermayer
> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:41 AM
> To: NAFEX
> Subject: [NAFEX] Need source for parafilm
> 
> I'd like to try some parafilm M, to see if I can't increase my percentage of
> graft takes.  Does anyone know of a good cheap source to get a few rolls?
> Does it have a shelf-life?
> 
> Mark
> KS
> 
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