I agree with everything above; though Iâ€™d be a bit leery Budding this late. I suppose all the bud has to do is â€˜meshâ€™ or â€˜set.â€™ Instead of producing vegetative growth it will simply â€˜sit thereâ€™ until Spring. But you do need a base tree, or rootstock
to place it on.
My suggestion is grafting the scion/s directly to a rootstock early this spring. I suspect the buds on your wood are sufficiently mature to store until then -- under the conditions described above; damp, not wet, and sealed from the dehydrating effect of the refrigerator.
Using either â€˜that wood,â€™ or, if you could return to snag some fresh stuff
around February, you could bring either to our HOS Spring â€¦Cutting Exchange and Grafting Extravaganza
Also, a couple weeks prior to that the HOS
gives grafting classes at Clackamas Community College. With one of those under your belt you could likely do-it-yourself ... or allow any of our over-eager helpers to do it for you. Do
ask before registering if weâ€™ll have pear
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