[NAFEX] heritage peach tree (silicon tape)

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Jul 13 11:51:52 EDT 2006


Excuse my ignorance, but why would you graft underground?  Everything i  
read says to keep the graft union above the soil line, or you will lose  
the benefits of the rootstock.  This is becasue the scion will also root  

Curious as to your underground grafting.


On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 11:28:12 -0400, K Q <kumquat at operamail.com> wrote:

> Dear Mr. Nate,
> Where do you get silicon tape? Does it hold up in sunlight? is it white  
> or black? approximate cost? What are the advantages over regular PVC  
> electrical tape?
> Anyone ever heard of a good tape to use for grafting that will dissolve  
> undergound? As in root-scion grafting. I have used PVC tape before, but  
> I had to remember to come back later, dig around in the dirt and cut the  
> tape off before it girdled the plant. This is when I connected roots  
> directly to scions.
> I would use masking tape, but I cannot pull hard on it to make up for  
> imperfections in my graft-carpentry. I prefer something I can pull on  
> pretty good!
> Kenneth Q.
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> Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 15:10:27 -0700
> From: Nate <nrhora at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] heritage peach tree (silicon tape)
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> Proper wood stock, along with the V-shaped cut, wrapped with silicon
> tape will allow healing process which will allow the original and new
> stock to maximize existing/new growth. I've had much success with
> this.


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