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Has anyone experimented with post harvest scion storage & viability at grafting? Mangoes, Annonas, etc....Steven's noted his avocado scions remain 100% viable for nearly half a year stored in the fridge. Epicotyl Grafting thread.I've read Cherimoya scions can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Does anyone know if Atemoya scions can survive just as long refrigerated? What about in transit wrapped in damp paper towels & sealed in zip lock bag?
The scions can be placed in a plastic bag and stored at a temperature of 10C (50F) for up to 10 to 14 days.
Maybe I was just lucky but 2 month old wood worked for me. Got two out of three to take.
...This was not successful with Annona material! Good Luck!
How I stored the Avocado scions!1. Select mature scions.2. Wrap the scions with a paper towel and moisten with water(Not dripping).3. Put the bundle in a clear plastic bag4. Store the bundle in the fridge in the vegetable compartment.5. leave them until it's time to graft.6. When it's time to graft, discard all sprouting scions.Thats it...nothing special This was not successful with Annona material! Good Luck!
Steven, do you wrap the ends of the scions with paper or no? Some people take care to not let paper touch any open wounds on the scions.Yes, annonas scions seem to work differently than deciduous plants. They don't require cold storage.
That doesn't sound too promising for my original intent for this thread Quote from: Jackfruitwhisperer69 on July 12, 2012, 06:55:56 PM...This was not successful with Annona material! Good Luck!
Quote from: Jackfruitwhisperer69 on July 12, 2012, 06:55:56 PMSounds good Steven. Except that i would replace the paper towel for another material. Paper seems to attract mold. Better would be to use just about anything else. The best is sphagnum moss, second best is peat moss, third best is vermiculite. Moisten them and then squeeze all the water out. Place in zip lock bag, wrap tightly, and use rubber bands to maintain pressure. The other way is to wrap each scion in parafilm or buddy tape. But i find that way too laborious when doing lots of them!
hi alldo you send scion to other forum members?if yes how do you do that ?how can you save the scion good quality for long distance shipping?thanksamit zauber