[NAFEX] frozen scion wood

Alexander Dragotin a_dragotin at yahoo.de
Sat Mar 14 08:42:40 EDT 2009

I shouldn’t
intervene in other’s talk, but I would tell my experience.

I am
freesing my budwood since more than 15 years. I wrap the wood in moist paper
(usually newspaper), put it in a plastick bag and friese it at ca. 25 Degree
F/-4 Degree C.

Up to the late
spring meintains the stored wood its excellent condition. I have made it with
drupes, pipfruit, persimmon and every other kind of scion wood.


--- Alan Haigh <alandhaigh at gmail.com> schrieb am Sa, 14.3.2009:

Von: Alan Haigh <alandhaigh at gmail.com>
Betreff: [NAFEX] frozen scion wood
An: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Datum: Samstag, 14. März 2009, 12:26

Lon wrote, "the freezing by itself doesn't hurt the scions, but it draws water out,
desiccating the scions.  Catch it in time and you can re-hydrate them
by soaking in water  a few hours.  Otherwise it's like you left them to

dry out".
Lon, I'm curious if you can elaborate on this advice.  Obviously a freezer dehydrates food causing freezer burn when food is inadequately rapped.  Usually we go to great effort to protect scion wood from dehydration- double or triple rapping wood and often including a moist rag within the outer layer of wrap.  Wouldn't this protect wood just as well from freezer dehydration as it does from frost free refrigeration?  Especially if we are talking about a brief time in storage and a very short time at freezing temps?

-----Integrierter Anhang folgt-----

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