[NAFEX] Parafilm

Hector Black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Sat Dec 10 22:53:37 EST 2011


Nice thing about Parafilm is that it expands and doesn't constrict.  Of 
course the downside as others have mentioned, is lack of strength in holding 
the graft or bud.  It's a lot stretchier in warm weather or when warmed in 
your fingers and breaks less easily.
    hector black, zone 6 middle tn
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "david liezen" <chandos49 at hotmail.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Parafilm


>
> Parafilm sounds like it might be worth trying for me next year, too. I 
> have had some good results with whatever grafting tape Raintree offers 
> used on chip-buds, and electrical tape on whip and tongue. The 
> electrician's tape needed to be sliced midway thru summer (shady side) to 
> make sure growth wasn't restricted. For what it's worth,           Dave 
> Liezen
>
>> Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 12:42:28 -0500
>> From: cgarriss at garriss.net> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Parafilm
>>
>> Thanks for all the information,  I will definitely be giving Parafilm a 
>> try
>> with my next grafts.
>>
>> As always this list is a great resource,  particularly for those of us 
>> that
>> have relatively small resources and small spaces.  I look at, and read,
>> basically every post even if it something I don't have any immediate need
>> for.  Thanks.
>> Chris
>> On Dec 8, 2011 4:24 PM, "Lucky Pittman" <lpittman at murraystate.edu> wrote:
>>
>> > Chris,
>> > I was taught to graft using Parafilm - and use it on virtually 
>> > everything I
>> > graft.
>> > But, as Hector indicated, tensile strength is not its strong point - 
>> > and it
>> > will degrade somewhat as UV light affects it, so, I always wrap with a
>> > budding rubber in addition - though with fast-callusing stuff like
>> > apples/pears, sometimes I just over-wrap the graft union with a couple 
>> > of
>> > layers of masking tape.
>> >
>> > Lucky
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>> > [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Chris Garriss
>> > Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 2:07 PM
>> > To: Nafex
>> > Subject: [NAFEX] Parafilm
>> >
>> > Does anyone have comments / instructions of any kind for using Parafilm 
>> > in
>> > grafting?  I've never used / attempted to use it, and someone has 
>> > offered
>> > to give me some to try.  I'd really appreciate any input or experience 
>> > that
>> > anyone has.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Chris
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