frozen scion?

benfisherApril 2, 2014

I pulled some scion today from the crisper drawer in my fridge, and they were frozen.. some looked ok, some did not. I wonder if I should hustle out and get some new stuff? honey crisp which I wanted the most of, looked the worst? does it need to be perfectly green, or will a little green suffice?

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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

If you have more then go ahead and hustle. It can't hurt. I received fig cuttings when we got down to -20 and they were in the mailbox when we were out of town. They don't look like they'll make it but I'm going to try anyway. You have nothing to loose if the scion is coming from your own trees.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 1:26AM
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olpea(zone 6 KS)

Last spring I pulled some wood out of the fridge that was horribly freezer burnt. Looked all dried out and dead. It had been frozen at slightly below 32F for a few months. I went ahead and grafted with it, and it did fine.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 8:37AM
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I looked through all of my stuff and for some reason only the honey crisp looked bad. I think I'll take my chances. They would be frozen on the tree anyways right?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 8:49AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Right, its been freezing and thawing all winter on the tree. The only thing worse in the freezer box is they may have dried out more.


    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 8:26AM
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