[NAFEX] Graft callusing/Planting Question
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 12 18:04:28 EDT 2003
I have to say plant em. Most of your bench grafts say it's time, and I bet
they will all do better outside. If the slow ones are actually dead, it's
not that much effort to plant them; if they are alive they'll do better
>From: Mauch1 at aol.com
>Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] Graft callusing/Planting Question
>Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 10:35:58 -0400
>When I bench grafted apples and pears this spring, I stored the completed
>trees in damp woodchips [the roots], covered the container with a large
>clear plastic bag, under flourescent light at about 65F. As the pear and
>apple scions broke dormancy, I've planted the trees either outside [the
>pears] or in pots [the apples]. The last 3 I planted had significant
>length to their developing feeder roots. I have 4 additional trees that
>are not showing significant signs of growth. QUESTION: Should I pull the
>trees and plant them, or wait until the scions show activity?
>This is the method that was shown to me for callusing prunus bench grafts
>with the exception that the air temp should be higher. Since the spring
>here has been cold and very wet, I adapted it for my apple and pear grafts.
>TIA for any recommendations.
>SE PA, zone 6
>40° 5' N 75° 51'W
>~650 ft elevation
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