[NAFEX] Kaki deaths

David Consolvo fruitopia at firstva.com
Sun Aug 21 22:09:26 EDT 2011

Just as you have found, my kaki death problems are not related to rootstock 
incompatibility.  About half of my kaki seedlings, on their own roots, looked great 
for five to ten years, and then died over a period of some months.  It'll be one or 
two trees one year, maybe one another year, etc., so it doesn't seem related to 
~David Consolvo
Hungrytown, Virginia

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "lester davis" <lhdavis8 at knology.net>
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date:  Wed, 10 Aug 2011 21:24:31 -0500

>I have 20 Kaki grafted onto Virginiana, many are 20 years and no sign
>of incompatability.  Most are Mekawa Jiro, also some Jiro, Ichiki Kie Jiro,
>Fuyu, and Hanafuyu as non-astrigents.  Also two astrigents, Saijo and
>Giombo.     Hanafuyu does not make a pretty graft union, the bark is ruffled-up at 
the union which allows borers to penetrate the wood more easily.
>The graft union  appears strong and all of the Hanafuyus have been 
>topworked into Mekawa Jiros.     Fuyu has the same problem but to a much lesser 
degree.   The other varieties have smooth graft unions with
>no over growth in either direction.  
>Every variety of Kaki that grows here is susceptible to Kaki Sudden
>Death but that is not a rootstock incompatability problem and I lose
>at least one Kaki every year to it.
>Lester H. Davis
>Columbus, GA
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