[NAFEX] Graft success

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Tue Mar 30 22:13:04 EST 2004


I've had well cared for apricot grafts that put on 3-4 inches of growth that
shrivelled up in the heat of summer.  I think that you can get a marginal
take that grows well in the tender warmth of spring and then fries in the
infernal fires of suummer.  There's not enough cambial knitting, as Kevin
calls it, to quench the thirst of the scion so it wilts and dies.

Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI  where thousand of croci are in bloom an Cornus
mas has peeped out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Forest" <edforest55 at hotmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:53 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Graft success


> In answer to your question about 1/2" growth indicating success in the
union
> I say I don't think so. I don't consider a graft a success until it has
> about an inch of growth and shiny, healthy leaves. I could be wrong about
> this as I haven't done any controlled observations carefully checking
> cambial knitting along with root health, but I'm fairly certain that I'm
> correct.
> Kevin Bradley
>
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