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Post grafting flowering buds?
Hello All,
This is a great website!
I had a friend of mine send me some peach scions from a house he has now moved out of. Unfortunately, he mistook flower buds for vegetative buds and sent me only first year wood. My question is, is there a vegetative bud on the flower cluster and can I break off the flowers to t-bud the remains. Or would I be better to whip graft the sticks to ensure I've got a vegetative bud somewhere on it. Its mid winter here in OZ, when is the best time to whip graft peaches?

I guess that three questions now!

Thanks Guys


Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:57 pm
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Bagrat wrote:
Hello All,
This is a great website!
I had a friend of mine send me some peach scions from a house he has now moved out of. Unfortunately, he mistook flower buds for vegetative buds and sent me only first year wood. My question is, is there a vegetative bud on the flower cluster and can I break off the flowers to t-bud the remains. Or would I be better to whip graft the sticks to ensure I've got a vegetative bud somewhere on it. Its mid winter here in OZ, when is the best time to whip graft peaches?

I guess that three questions now!

Thanks Guys


I have used both without any problem, in fact I even prefer first year wood because I do bark grafting, they seem to take more easily when it comes to using peaches.

You can always T-bud the remains. Usually the flower buds are on the outer and the center smaller bud is the vegetative bud. Each cluster would have many flower buds surrounding the one vegetative bud in that node.

you can use either. The timing is of utmost important than the type of grafting you do.

When grafting peaches, I would wait until the stock is blooming until the leaves are starting to push out.

Also, it is best to graft when it is dry, never when it is raining or very foggy or humid, otherwise dramatically lower success rates.


Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:15 pm
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Post Re: grafting flowering buds?
Great question! ...and I'm awful glad Joe was here to answer it! I'd follow his advice … as I'm learning alone with everyone else. My only question is what stock are you grafting to, (bench-grafting) rootstock or an established tree..? And this:

Bagrat wrote:
Its mid winter here in OZ
Do you know how good that shounds to me? …We’ve hit somewhere around 100 (Fahrenheit) today, and expect the same tomorrow! Sure wish we could trade some of these BTU’s with you 8)

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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:33 pm
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Thanks a heap Joe, thats great advice!

Viron, I've got a number of different stocks I'll graft into. I'll increase the varieties on my '1 year in the ground' peach tree and I've got some one and three year old seedling peaches that I'll graft into for friends.

Where I'm from its cold in winter and hot as hell in summer. I know how you feel!

keep well
Karl


Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:22 pm
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Bagrat wrote:

Where I'm from its cold in winter and hot as hell in summer. I know how you feel!

keep well
Karl


That describes the inland valley of California very well!


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