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It's better to use the 70% alcohol than the 91% or 40% alcohol for sanitation. The 91% alcohol evaporates too quickly that sometimes, the time of contact for the kill isn't enough. The 40% on the other hand is very slow to evaporate. The 70% is just right. This was gleaned from the experience of various horticultural researchers.

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It's better to use the 70% alcohol than the 91% or 40% alcohol for sanitation. The 91% alcohol evaporates too quickly that sometimes, the time of contact for the kill isn't enough. The 40% on the other hand is very slow to evaporate. The 70% is just right. This was gleaned from the experience of various horticultural researchers.

thanks for the pro tip!!  Hopefully it helps that I repeatedly wipe them, and don't let the alcohol evaporate quickly.  I've never had an issue using 91%, and still have about 80-90% success rate.

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Adam,
Excellent video... but like any good movie.. it left me wanting more.
After you have finished taping it up... what is your post-surgical transplant procedure?
What is you ICU process?
Shade or bright light? Soak the pot with water or fertilizer? Misting? Keep it dry?
Do you pinch-off the growth below the graft? Temp issues/concerns?
Thank you for sharing Dr Shafran!

kj


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lol Dr. Shafran is my dad...haha...and there is actually a Dr. Adam Shafran, but he's not related to me directly.

that tree is planted out in full sun in my brother's back yard...as long as it's not over 90F every day, it should be ok without too much help...but i think they appreciate some shade when healing.

never let rootstock grow leaves, cut them all off if they try to grow...but you can leave some foliage on the rootstock if you want, it helps feed the scion, but is not necessary to leave any foliage on the rootstock.

I may have to call my bro to make him water the tree regularly, because now we are getting temps over 90F daily...without rain, it may stunt, or burn the foliage.

for my smaller grafts, i put them in shade (shade house or under another larger tree, so mid day sun doesn't cook them)....and then water religiously...a little fert can't hurt...but main thing is keep temp below 90F if possible, and shade from intense sun rays....but I've grafted them out in the field with no issues, as long as they are watered regularly.

Adam,
Excellent video... but like any good movie.. it left me wanting more.
After you have finished taping it up... what is your post-surgical transplant procedure?
What is you ICU process?
Shade or bright light? Soak the pot with water or fertilizer? Misting? Keep it dry?
Do you pinch-off the growth below the graft? Temp issues/concerns?
Thank you for sharing Dr Shafran!

kj
« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 03:08:24 PM by FlyingFoxFruits »

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Thanks man!

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