[NAFEX] rootstock and scion storage

C. Waite Maclin waite8 at gwi.net
Tue Feb 12 10:42:15 EST 2008


John, so simple. Waite
On Feb 12, 2008, at 10:35 AM, John Bunker wrote:

> Rootstock:  We sell rootstock in quantities of ten.  You can see our
> selection by going to <fedcoseeds.com> and following the links to  
> "Trees".
> If looking for rootstock other than those on our list, feel free to  
> contact
> me off-list.  We may have what you're looking for.
>
> Storing scionwood: We store hundreds of feet of scionwood every  
> year with
> virtually no problems ever.  You can use this method for a few  
> sticks or for
> many.  We never use any moisture, damp towels, etc.  After cutting  
> the wood,
> we wrap a piece of duct tape around the bunch of that variety (or  
> the single
> stick) and label with a sharpie.  We then put the wood in a plastic  
> bag.
> Several varieties can go in a single bag.  Because we use so much,  
> I use
> large heavy-duty garbage bags, but a bread bag is fine too if I  
> only have a
> few sticks. Put the wood in a plastic bag and seal. Then put that  
> bag in a
> second bag and seal.  Then put that bag in a third bag and seal.  Now,
> triple-bagged, you can store the wood in a refridgerator or cold  
> basement,
> root cellar, wood shed, etc.   We do not store wood in the  
> freezer.  We do
> put it in shed rooms that might freeze from time to time, though not
> severely.
> Happy grafting!
> John Bunker
> Fedco- Maine
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C. Waite Maclin
Pastor Chuck Orchards
P. O. Box 1259
Portland, Maine 04104
(207) 773-1314
www.pastorchuckorchards.com


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