[NAFEX] storing scion wood frozen

R F Hollaus hollaus at comcast.net
Tue Feb 12 18:14:42 EST 2008


Hi Derry,
RE: scion/wood, In your reply to Alexander you wrote,
>I've never thought of freezing s/w, but I have had 
>a problem with the buds swelling on the Japanese 
>plums and Prunus mumes in a cooler (2-4°C) 
>
>Are you freezing Prunus too?

Although I can only speak for myself and about sour cherry. 
I successfully tried a grafting experiment where the scions 
were stored outdoors on the tree and above the snow with 
while experiencing record low temperatures. The before 
results were loaded here with more detail;
http://home.comcast.net/~hollaus/Far_North/winter.htm

You also stated,
>I'm in zone 7-8 PNW.

I live there too and on the bottom right of each page shows 
Fort Vancouver WA where and when (3-31-06) the grafting 
took place which was about a day after collecting it, and 
here is what they looked like growing,
http://home.comcast.net/~hollaus/Far_North/spring.htm
I'm sure the prunus you have won't take the abuse of the 
above examples but I'm sure somebody will tell you that 
yours will easily take 20F in a freezer by November.

R.F. Hollaus.
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