[nafex] kiwi grafting

Hal Love lovehd22 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 10:27:50 EDT 2015


The easiest way to graft kiwi is to cut the stock back in spring and wait
until new shoots push out, then graft to the new green shoots, which will
not bleed.

Hal

On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 10:22 PM, Devin Smith via nafex <
nafex at lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:

> I would like to graft some new arguta varietiesI recently obtained, and
> was wondering if anyone on the list had pointers. I tried a couple last
> year and they bled like crazy and failed to take. Is it the case that you
> want to wait until after the flush of growth is well underway, at which
> point they bleed much less? I noticed fuzzy kiwi growers discussing making
> incisions further down the stem to relieve some of the pressure, which
> makes some sense. I wondered as well about grafting early before the buds
> have pushed. I don't know what kind of temps it takes to callus argutas,
> but apparently people are topworking apples in my neck of the woods (I've
> always waited until around the time the buds are breaking-- usually May 1st
> or so) Anyone tried this? Another option is some one year old plants grown
> from cuttings that are down in my basement now. They don't have much of a
> root system yet and are in small pots, so I thought they might be less apt
> to bleed. Any thoughts or experie
>  nces to share? I drove a long way to get these new varieties (and a lot
> of other stuff) and would hate to lose them (which are Michigan State and
> Geneva by the way)
> -Devin
>
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