Grafting-Need Be Dormant?

rambleApril 7, 2012

Two questions:

1. If the scion is not fully dormant,i.e. the buds are breaking out a little, can the graft still take?

2. What if the buds of the scion are swelling and yellowing a bit?

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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Ramble,

Last spring I got some Asian pear scionwoods's buds swelling and the graft still took. I would recommend you graft it as soon as possible.

Tony

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 12:00AM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

It can take, one time I have cut a scion when the leaves were just out slightly and it took. I babied the graft by wrapping loosely parafilm tape and shaded the graft.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 1:16AM
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