Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sun Feb 22 11:07:58 EST 2004
If you are going to do budding, chip budding has one big advantage in that
you can use it anytime the stock is active enough to heal the bud into
place, even if the bark isn't slipping, the way it must be for t-budding.
This allows you to bud almost into fall, which is a big help if you have a
lot of trees to bud. Also, the wound from chip budding is less invasive and
heals more readily with less oozing (depending on the species). T-budding
some Prunus will cause lots of gumming of the bud, while chip budding
usually heals very cleanly.
My 2 cents worth. Buy a grafting knife from Womacksnursery.com for $15 and
a rol of grafting tape for $1.50. Practice. Find someone experienced and
ask a lot of questions. Try t-budding.
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