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  • From: sherwin <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>, Idell Weydemeyer <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] prafilm M and buddy tape results
  • Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 20:27:34 -0500

On 4/25/2020 7:40 PM, Idell Weydemeyer wrote:

Comparison of use or not of Parafilm or buddy tape.

In Santa Rosa, rootstocks were grafted for a later plant sale for the
redwood California Rare fruit chapter.--probably over 50- maybe up to 80
plants. Not sure if the pots were 5 or 10 gallon ones.

"In general looking at the prunus grafts from our March 8 event, a general

The grafts that are looking great and doing quite well, seem to be all the
scions where the tips were covered with parafilm or buddy tape.

The grafts that didn't take or are quite slow were from scions where the
tips were not covered with parafilm/ buddy tape."

Idell Weydemeyer

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   Not sure what you mean by the 'tips'.  If it is the end opposite to the graft end, I usually paint that end with wood sealer.  If there is no sealing of the outer tips, like with a sealant wood filler, the moisture will escape out that tip and dry out the scion.  Where I make use of tapes like Parafilm is around the graft union where the graft itself exposes a large part of the cambium to drying out.  I see no need to wrap the entire scion, since the bark around it should prevent drying out along it's length.  Wrapping the entire scion may not be as effective as just closing off the end with a sealant.


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