[nafex] Chip budding question (after graft care)

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 8 12:46:49 EDT 2001

   If I unwrap a graft and nick the bark of the scion and it has green or 
yellow It should still be alive. Brown or black, "Oh well"

Gordon C. Nofs
Flint, Michigan
gc_nofs at hotmail.com

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From: "Christopher Mauchline" <mauch1 at aol.com>
Reply-To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nafex] Chip budding question (after graft care)
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 15:26:44 -0000

I attempted (once again) to do some chip budding.  My scionwood was
doubtfull as it had been gathered in the spring, but it appeared to
be alive, and I thought it might be worth a try.  I attempted
persimmon and peach.

My method:  match up a chip bud to understock.  Wrapped bud graft
with rubber band (trying not to damage the bud)  Then covered whole
graft with the budding tape and sealed the budding tape with
electrical tape.

Questions:  What is a good sign that the graft may have taken
(besides actual growth)?  Yesterday I temporarily removed the budding
tape from the persimmon grafts.  The buds still looked good, but I
did not see any white line of tissue growth in the small exposed V
beneath the bud where it contacted the understock (portion of the
chip not covered by the rubber band).

Since this was a fall graft, should I leave the budding tape on or
remove it?  Should the rubber band be removed or left?  I looked up
information in a number of sources, but couldn't find any clear


Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

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