[NAFEX] bad grafts and consequences

Tom Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Wed May 5 14:09:26 EDT 2004


Hi,

As long as the graft survives, and heals over, in time it will be as good as any graft.

Depending on the type of graft you did, and where you live, March is plenty early.

I just bark grafted 2 days ago.  The rootstocks were actively in growth, and my scions dormant from the fridge.

I also did some "benchgrafting during February, and they were left in cold storage till the weather warmed.  Now
they are just pushing buds on the scions outside.

Did a crazy thing too.  I had a Antavoka rootstock that had a "Y".  On one side of the "Y" I grafted a blue
flowered crabapple "Alexis", on the other side of the "Y" I grafted a red/purple blooming crabapple
"Baskatong".  As It grows out, I will swap and graft scions from side to side and have a very unusual tree.  It
will have various colored foliage and bloom on different areas.  A real mish-mash.

I have been wanting to try the same thing with various colored lilacs.


Later,
Tom

Later,
Tom

Lisa Almarode wrote:

> I did several apple grafts in early March that
> weren't very good.  I'd long given up on them but
> left them on.  Now some of them are producing leaves.
>
> Will this be a permanently weaker tree, or if it
> does survive and grow will it be just as good as a
> well-grafted tree?
>
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Thomas Olenio
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