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April 30, 2013 by Jonas Dupuich
Frank Kohn says
April 30, 2013 at 5:52 am
great post, Jonas. please clarify the handling of the plastic bags. what I think (but not sure) is that the bags are normally open at one end, and you cut apart one side to facilitate wrapping around the scion. how far do you cut open the side?… all the way? then the open end of the bag is wrapped/sealed with the grafting tape, and the blue tape is used to seal the cut side of the bag. sorry for this long post. thank you.
Jonas Dupuich says
April 30, 2013 at 9:14 am
The bags are cut just as far as the photo shows – the blue tape is to shade the scion. I typically graft toward the end of winter/early spring, though it can be done later as well.
Lee Bates says
April 30, 2013 at 6:04 am
Tun Tran says
April 30, 2013 at 6:59 am
When is a good time to do grafting, Jonas?
April 30, 2013 at 11:21 am
As a replacement for the bag & sphagnum could the parafilm be extended over the foliage to act as a moisture retaining cocoon?
April 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm
Hi Paul – yes, parafilm can be used instead of bags. I haven’t tried it myself but would like to as it’s a fast and easy technique.
Peter – this grafting was done this past March 2.
Peter keane says
April 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm
When was this grafting done?