[nafex] prunus grafting results
pinewoodel at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 23 20:47:15 EST 2001
This fall I mentioned my experiments with mini budgrafting. The photos are
still on the yahoo site <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nafex/files/>
Some of these were with 1/16" dia. bud stock, so I came up with a variation.
Here's the results......
Pembina and alderman plums onto wild choke cherry rootstock 8 grafts, 0
Unknown local producing apricot onto manchurian apricot...8 grafts, 4 takes
Pembina and alderman onto prunus americana 11 grafts, 5 takes
Evans cherry onto wild choke cherry 6 grafts, o takes
by 'takes' I mean that as of a week ago these showed green under bark and
good adhesion and somewhat turgid bud
notes....I have done probably 50 attempts at various bud graftings over the
last several years with abissmal success (grand failure?)
So, for me, 50% is wonderful!
My malus w&t grafts have run as high as 90%, my only successful bud grafts
until now were chestnut crab onto m. prunifolia. Maybe apples just are
easier to graft period?
I picked on a wild choke cherry bush because it seems so happy with the
prunus maritima w&t grafts I did last spring.(4 out of 5 took and grew up to
I am quite encouraged to see that if all I have is tiny bud stock there is
still hope of propagating. As before, if anyone wants to see the pics and
can't access yahoo, I'll send as a private attachment.
However, in spite of Bob Purvis' warnings, I didn't get out to unwrap these
grafts till last week. So I may have un-hardened-off grafts getting ruined
over winter. Which, is happily over a month late this year. Anyone
experimented with antidessicant sprays to help tender grafts survive the
winter? Mn. Del z2/3
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