[nafex] parafilm results

Ginda Fisher ginda at concentric.net
Wed May 30 14:28:08 EDT 2001


I think budding rubbers do not protect the scion adequately without an
outer wrapper.  Last year I did dozens of grafts.  Some with just
budding rubbers, some rubber covered with masking tape, some rubber
covered with grafting wax, and some just masking tape.  I had better
than 90% take on all the grafts EXCEPT the budding rubber only ones. 
Every one of these grafts dried up and died.

Bud grafting may need less protection that tongue & whip type grafting. 
I haven't tried that yet.

Ginda Fisher

dwalsh/wchase wrote:
> 
> Mark,
> 
> If you are tying the scionwood and r/s together with budding rubbers, you don't
> need parafilm.
> 
> I think those using parafilm use it instead of rubbers.
> 
> Mail delivery scionwood and mail delivery rootstocks, if in poor condition would
> certainlybcontibute to your lack of success.
> 
> Why not check out the West Cascade Fruit Society centered in Seattle? They have an
> Annual Meeting in Puyallup or thereabouts each year and sell rootstocks and
> scionwood and other grafting supplies.
> 
> The WCFS also has a really good Fall Fruit Show. Last year it was in Tukwila.
> 
> The last newsletter I can find is Fall 2000 ... Evelyn Troughton has been the
> newsletter editor for years, her email address is   etroughton at juno.com   she will
> direct you to the current Executive.
> 
> If you don't get a response, email me privately and I'll give you some addresses
> other members of 2000 Executive.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Derry
> 
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Lee" <piper3 at uswest.net>
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> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 7:51 AM
> Subject: [nafex] parafilm results
> 
> : I have used electrical tape for many years when doing grafts of
> : apple.  I would typically have 80% of the grafts take.  One problem
> : with the tape is when it is removed, the adhesive stick too well to
> : the bark, and strips off a chuck of bark from the graft, killing it.
> : When I leave the tape on, it girdles the branch and restricts
> : development.  Two seasons ago I started using parafilm.  I hold the
> : grafts together with budding rubbers and cover them with a single
> : layer of parafilm.  Parafilm is easy to put on, and since it has no
> : adhesive, it is easy to remove, eliminating my tape-related
> : problems.  I did 10 grafts last year, with about 3 taking but
> : eventually drying out.  This year I did 30 grafts, with about 5
> : taking, but these too look like they will dry out and die also.  With
> : parafilm it looks like I will have no success with 40 grafts over 2
> : seasons.
> :
> : Two things other than parafilm changed in the last two seasons, so
> : parafilm may not be the cause of my failure.  Change #1: All of my
> : scionwood was obtained through the mail, while previously I got the
> : wood fresh locally.  Change #2: The rootstock was obtained through
> : the mail, and the roots were not very abundant.  The roots planted
> : this year are putting out lots of leaves below the graft, but above
> : the graft are dried scionwood.
> :
> : For those of you having success with parafilm, any advice for me?
> : Any suggestions or comments?
> : Thanks,
> : Mark Lee in Seattle
> :
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