[NAFEX] left-over pear scions - grafting help

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Wed Jun 24 21:47:47 EDT 2009

A 14:10 09.06.24 -0500, vous avez écrit :
>I am hoping someone may know of a grafting technique I could use with some 
>leftover pear scions and rootstock i have left.  I'm not very experienced as 
>a grafter but we were happy to get about 50% of my 60 grafts to take in my 
>1st year - mostly on pears, some apples and plums as well.  I had some 
>leftover 5-6" sticks of scionwood that after a couple more months in the 
>fridge started to leaf out.  I put them in water and they seem to have 
>healthy looking growth.  I also have some extra rootstocks in the ground 
>that I didn't get to grafting.  Is there any grafting method that might work 
>well for using what I have left this summer 

If your scion wood has started to leaf, I am afraid there isn't much you
could do. Your suggestion to
>should i just leave the 
>scions in a vase as an interesting display on the dining room table and try 
>to get some summer budwood for chip grafting?

appears to be the best I can think of...

Claude Jolicoeur

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