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Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« on: February 08, 2017, 07:31:50 PM »
Hello everyone, i ordered budwood from CCPP and it arrived today. There is one variety that i want more than the others. I ordered Tahitian Pommelo, Pink Lemonade Eureka (which i already have, don't know why I ordered it) and New Zealand Lemonade. I am DYING for the New Zealand lemonade, but all of the buds pushed on all of the budwood I got for this variety. Is it still possible to graft budwood that has already pushed, if so, what grafting technique is best employed?

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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 07:54:03 PM »
What do you mean by "pushed"? Any photos?

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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 08:10:33 PM »
the buds have opened and looks like they have tiny leaflets pushing out.

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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 09:09:22 PM »

The budwood likely will work. I'd try rather than throw it out. Sometimes a second bud will emerge.

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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 08:10:27 AM »
That just looks like the old leaf bases, rub your finger over the & they should come right off...

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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 09:33:47 AM »
Run the leaf bases off (arrow) the buds are under them circled...


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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 11:27:51 PM »
Update, they all took! Thanks to those who assisted.

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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 01:23:51 AM »
Did it take a while for them to push? What did you do to encourage growth? I budded some about a month ago and just took a blade and made a few notches above the bud. Should I prune back the rootstock? First time budding citrus so looking for some tips (I know there have been other posts and online sources about this but looking for a technique that someone with recent success vouches for 😀)

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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 09:05:23 AM »
Did it take a while for them to push? What did you do to encourage growth? I budded some about a month ago and just took a blade and made a few notches above the bud. Should I prune back the rootstock? First time budding citrus so looking for some tips (I know there have been other posts and online sources about this but looking for a technique that someone with recent success vouches for 😀)

I cut the rootstock off about 1 inch above the bud. If the bud doesn't take the rootstock will grow back.

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Re: Grafting budwood with pushed buds (CCPP)
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 01:49:17 PM »
I did the notch above the bud but it didn't work. Maybe I needed to make it wider. I'll try it next time.
From experience, topping the rootstock does work, as well as bending the rootstock down to below the bud.

 

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