[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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