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  • From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] grafts-- be patient
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 15:42:56 -0700

One other thing that can help - leave a few "nurse" limbs near the graft if possible. It seems to help draw energy to the grafts. Cut the nurse limbs off in the winter after the grafts go, though.
=Lon Rombough
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On May 29, 2005, at 3:37 PM, tanis cuff wrote:

Be patient the year you do the graft, AND the next year. Scions can be slow to show growth the spring they are grafted, but also may not really take off until the next spring. Some of mine which grew less than 1" per bud last year (and which I nearly pruned off to take to a grafting class as demos of poor grafts) have put on a lot of new growth this season already.

Also, when did someone last post a reminder to water rootstocks with new grafts? We were short on rainfall here until we got 1" & 2" some places, and then plants doubled in size almost overnight.

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