[nafex] grafting: summer budding with dormant scions? (apple)

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Tue May 8 09:02:39 EDT 2001

  I use and graft dormant scions from my fridge all summer long till I get 
at least one of each or more of each variety. I also use what I call mother 
trees that i put multiple grafts on if some don't take I will have backups 
for next year.
   Just make sure they are kept damp not wet and do not start to mold. I use 
a sprits bottle of water with a minor amount of bleach.
    Gordon C. Nofs

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From: Ginda Fisher <ginda at concentric.net>
Reply-To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
To: "nafex at yahoogroups.com" <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [nafex] grafting: summer budding with dormant scions?  (apple)
Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 22:44:06 -0400

I grafted some more apples this year, and ran out of good spots before I
ran out of scion wood.  Due to various distractions (work, family) I
wasn't able to do many of the grafts at the optimal time, and a bunch
were done too early, too late, or too cold.  I'm not expecting a great
success rate.

After the grafts do their thing, could I use the leftover scion wood (in
the fridge) to graft this summer to re-do the ones that don't take?  I'd
like to try chip budding, if that works with dormant wood.  Or I could
do more twig grafts (of whatever shape seems easiest.)  Will the
refrigerated twigs keep that long?

zone 6

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