[NAFEX] beginner's apple grafting report

Lisa Almarode lisaalmarode at yahoo.com
Wed May 18 13:09:50 EDT 2005

Do you also use grafting compound over the saran wrap?  Or just the 
wrap?  What about sun on the graft, I thought that was bad - do you
shade the grafts?  
> To seal and support the new grafts I use what I think is commercial
> Saran wrap. The reason I say, "I think" is that my supply came from
> the trash of a school kitchen, a roll on a 3" core.
> Once only (this year) apparently a bird unwrapped a graft so wrapped,
> and it dried out and died.
> This wrapping is strong enough to support, soft and stretchy enough
> to allow growth. Sun degrades it in a year and it falls off.

Lisa in Ashland Oregon
USDA Z7 - Sunset Z7 - 1800' - 19" annual rainfall

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