[NAFEX] scion -- best length?
machelp at attglobal.net
Tue Apr 8 18:08:14 EDT 2003
About scion length, I would like to hear opinions what length is best.
My usual grafting method is dormant spring saddle grafting. I like to
work with scions of 5/16" thickness, which is about exactly the size of
a regular no. 2 pencil.
True or False? It's necessary to have 4 or more inches in scion length
to have energy reserves enough to callus the graft union. [if so, how
does summer budding work when the scion [in this case just a single bud
with a little wood around it] is capable of uniting with the stock?
True or False? It's hard for a longer scion to 'take'.
True or False? A short scion [say, just two inches long] with just one
bud can 'take.' Can anyone point to any successful or unsuccessful
experiences with grafting with shorter scions?
zone 5 / Massachusetts
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