Parafilm

ejp3(7NY)March 28, 2011

It's grafting time and I don't feel like doing the ebay/google job of finding who is selling parafilm for a reasonable price. But, I don't need 25 yards of it if you know what I mean. Any opinions? Thanks

Ed

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dieseler

Hi ED, i dont know anything about grafting. Ive seen itin video were a man used a wide diameter rubber band stretched tightly wound around graft and knotted i thought was interesting.
Another i saw used tar looking like pruning seal.
Here is a link where used is some sort of clear film maybe parafilm i dont know what that looks like the parafilm and he mentions raphia also can be used which i think but not sure is a type of palm leaf?
Anyways in the link i show it mentions do not touch the underside because it can infect it and make it fail.
Its a llink to Mundani site and should come up in English as i used a translator.
Enjoy
Martin

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.jardin-mundani.com/English/GRAFTS/Escutcheon-majorcan.htm

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 11:11PM
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turndav(8B)

Ed,
I recently ordered parafilm from Fedco. $2 per 1/2" x 90' roll.
JD

Here is a link that might be useful: Parafilm @ Fedco

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 11:20PM
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nana_7b

Ed,

Sent you an email.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 1:36PM
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wildforager(5b-WI)

I use rubber splicing tape. Its available at Home Depot. No ordering or waiting for a package. The tape is a type of electrical tape. Rubber NOT vinyl. Works great! Check out the link for the pic, not to order.

Here is a link that might be useful: rubber splicing tape pic

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 7:21PM
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ejp3(7NY)

Thanks for all the help guys, I appreciate it. Nana, no e-mail yet

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 7:58PM
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bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

I don't use parafilm, I graft and tie the scion up using rubber ties. Then I apply wax on the whole thing to keep it from drying.

Bass

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 9:37AM
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ottawan_z5a

Ed
Please look at this for parafilm, currently @ $ 3.50 for 1" wide 30 yard length. (Pick and paste the URL):
https://www.oescoinc.com/parafilm-nursery-grafting-tape-p-4384.html?osCsid=8fa62466846cd7d586b65abf7c83f603

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 4:58PM
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turndav(8B)

Ed,

Since I am back from travel, I can send you some 1/2". Let me know if you still want/need it.

Akram,

Thanks for the link. I wish I had seen it sooner. I guess I didn't search well enough to find 1".

JD

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 7:18PM
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