[NAFEX] grafting with rootstock breaking dormancy

Ed Fackler ed.fackler at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 13:22:09 EDT 2010


     If the rootstocks are NOT in the ground, I'd strongly recommend you
whip//tounge (or cleft) graft them versus chip budding.  And those that have
broken dormancy will work.

     Good luck.


On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Anton Ptak <antonptak at gmail.com> wrote:

> As I have only 1 year grafting experience, I have a question regarding
> using
> rootstock that has broken dormancy - does it have much effect on the
> success
> of the grafts that the rootstocks are no longer dormant, provided the
> scionwood is still well dormant?
> Would chip grafting prove better than whip and toungue in this case, or
> would either work about equally?
> We have plum (prunus americana) and cherry rootstock (krymsk-5) that has
> just started to break, as well as a few OHF 333 pear rootstocks we dug
> quite
> awhile ago.  We still have plenty of pear and apple rootstocks that are
> still dormant, however.  And there are plum, cherry, and pear scions
> expected shortly . . .
> Thanks,
> Anton in W.Wisc (zone 4a)
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