[nafex] bud 118 and stooling

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Jul 13 13:02:25 EDT 2001


One thing that helps with stubborn layering is to put a wire around the base
of the shoot(s) you are layering.  A twist tie is fine.  As the shoot grows
it is slowly girdled and makes a callus above the wire that is much more
prone to producing roots.
-Lon Rombough
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>From: "del stubbs" <pinewoodel at hotmail.com>
>To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] bud 118 and stooling
>Date: Fri, Jul 13, 2001, 9:47 AM
>

>2 of my 20 b118 grafts failed and have sent up a number of shoots about 8" 
>long. It just occurred to me that if I'm lucky perhaps the shoots could be 
>induced to grow roots. Today I piled up dirt aroung the shoot bases.
>Last year I did this in the spring to several prunus americana and had zip 
>results. Anyone know particulars about b118? Would some form of scarring or 
>stimulant help? Peat moss that much better? Just too late in season?  thanks 
>del
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