[NAFEX] Grafting wax is old technology.
C. Waite Maclin
waite8 at gwi.net
Wed Mar 17 07:33:45 EST 2004
I HATE WAX! Waite Maclin, Cushing, Maine Zone 5
On Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at 09:22 PM, Jwlehman at aol.com wrote:
> From: Jwlehman at aol.com
> Date: Tue Mar 16, 2004 09:22:53 PM US/Eastern
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [NAFEX] Grafting wax is old technology.
> Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> In a message dated 3/16/2004 11:18:33 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
> lonrom at hevanet.com writes:
> I repeat, what is there about wax that makes all the work of heating
> it worth the fuss? I'd really like to know.
> -Lon Rombough
> I'd also like to know. Sealing with wax is old technology. Parafilm is
> easier than cow manure and smells better!!! I did see a demonstration
> by a USDA forrester who used diluted latex interior paint to paint the
> entire graft. Still easier than using wax and wax pot. Forget the wax,
> it isn't necessary.
> Also, Bill Heiman and I both have successfully stored scion wood a year
> and used it to graft. Not a good idea, fresh is better. We both had
> stored it in heavy gauge zip loc bags with moist (not wet) paper
> towel. Jerry Lehman
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