[NAFEX] successful bud grafts / temperature
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Tue Aug 24 10:33:44 EDT 2004
At 01:39 PM 8/24/2004 +0000, Del wrote:
>>One of the tips the accomplished grafters gave me when teaching me
>>to do greenwood budding of nut trees, in July/Aug, was to prune out
>>the terminal bud - I'm presuming to remove apical dominance and
>>re-institute sapflow/growth, as referenced above.
>I am still trying to get all this in my head straight.....If one stops the
>auxins from flowing south - won't it also cause the bud graft to leaf out
>- instead of waiting for the next year? Or is it rather a matter of
>distance (or number of rootstock buds) from the apical bud to the graft?
I don't know.
Typically, there are at least a half-dozen (or more) buds between where I
place my budgraft and the terminal bud. I usually don't force the bud
until the next year on nut trees, because I'm usually later than I'd
intended to be getting 'em put on there.
I do have some pears that I budded back in early July that I've forced, and
they've put on 6-10 inches of growth, but will probably have ample time to
harden off before winter.
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