[nafex] Girdled Apple Trees

victoria l. caron vicaron at gis.net
Sat Mar 24 05:37:45 EST 2001

 I don't use compounds for any other reason than to coat open tipped scions.
When I have an open end on scions I use latex caulking that I keep in a 35 mm
film cylinder. I just bring the open container down over the tip and it's
sealed. ................vic

"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:

> 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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