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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: JoeReal on May 30, 2019, 02:33:02 PM

Title: Just a simple grafting tip...
Post by: JoeReal on May 30, 2019, 02:33:02 PM
Another grafting tip. In case of small tender shoots that will get crushed or simply impossible to wrap it with parafilm, you can use a whole sandwich bag with double zipper to wrap it all. The double zipper allows for better grip and not blown away by the wind.  Take a closer look, one corner (upper right) of the bag is nipped to prevent extreme greenhouse effect so it doesn't cook the graft. I used this technique when grafting papayas or tiny avocado shoots on seedling rootstocks. You can also use small tubular plastic bags (used for making ice-candy) but you'll have to secure it so it doesn't get blown off by the wind.

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Title: Re: Just a simple grafting tip...
Post by: edzone9 on May 30, 2019, 07:39:29 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: Just a simple grafting tip...
Post by: shpaz on May 31, 2019, 09:40:12 AM
That's a cool tip thanks