[NAFEX] MM111 graft height & burr knots?

David Doud doudone at netusa1.net
Sat Apr 2 08:57:07 EST 2005


if the trunk is smooth and you keep the weeds/grass down,  burr knot
developement shouldn't be a problem - use hardware cloth rabbit guards,
rather than solid/opaque ones - do what you can to keep the exposed stock
dry and in the light - - knots are less an issue as the tree gets older -

----- Original Message -----
From: "tanis cuff" <tanistanis at hotmail.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 10:35 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] MM111 graft height & burr knots?


> Last year I did some grafts on MM111 because it's well adapted to my
locale,
> and I wasn't too worried about descriptions like "tendancy to grow burr
> knots."   Today I read something with dire warnings about the graft union
> must end up 1 to 2 inches above soil line at planting.  The graft unions I
> made are at about 2 FEET.  This spring I start transplanting these whips
> from the nursery row to their permanent sites.  Should I instead plan on
> starting over?
>
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