[NAFEX] Nurse limbs.

Jwlehman at aol.com Jwlehman at aol.com
Sun Jun 5 08:05:10 EDT 2005

In a message dated 6/3/2005 9:13:02 AM US Eastern Standard Time, 
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu writes:

> Jerry, I've been doing a few(less than 6) persimmons in this manner this 
> year, and results have not been very good - though the scionwood I used for a 
> couple of the grafts was of questionable viability - small amounts of a kaki 
> variety from a friend in PA, and I'm thinking it must have gotten fried during 
> the winter, before it was cut.  As is the case with scions grafted onto a 
> single stem, you've got to check those 'nurse limbs' almost daily to keep 
> vigorous shoots pinched back.
> All in all, I've had much better success grafting onto a single stem and 
> keeping shoots below the graft rubbed off .
> Lucky 

We are in complete agreement.

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