[nafex] Girdled Apple Trees

Tom Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Sat Mar 24 09:39:53 EST 2001


Could someone supply a recipe for homemade grafting paint?


Gordon Nofs wrote:

> I have also used the yellow Doc Farwell's for over 8 years now. I sometimes
> paint the whole graft if I don't bag. One year I put 27 left over apple
> scions on a 6 foot seedling and did every branch with a different variety of
> apple, splice grafts, rubber strips painted every graft completely from tip
> to bottom of rubber strip. They all took. My daughter has the tree planted
> at her farm now.  Yellow also lets me know where the new grafts are.
>     Gordon
> *******************************************************
> If color doesn't matter, I like the yellow stuff because I can spot a
> topworked limb late in the season much easier with it.  That's the reason
> for my personal preference in yellow.
> -Lon
> ----------
> From: "dwalsh/wchase" <wchase at interchange.ubc.ca>
> To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Girdled Apple Trees
> Date: Fri, Mar 23, 2001, 8:19 PM
> Lon,
> I use the grey Farwells to seal the cut end of the scion when grafting, but
> the
> previous email mentioned covering the whole graft union with black asphalt
> sealant.
> Derry
> : Obviously the kind of sealant DOES make a difference.  I have had better
> : results with Farwells latex seal than anything else I've used.  It's
> yellow,
> : stretches with the graft as it grows, doesn't get brittle, and seems to
> : breathe.
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Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Canada
Hardiness Zone 6a

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