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Mango Stein

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Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« on: November 26, 2019, 11:32:02 PM »
Last year I attempted a bud graft of an orange cultivar onto a grapefruit tree. The reason I did this is because the branching higher up is weak, leaning, and just a matter of time till snapping.
Unfortunately, I had to go overseas for a year, and just now have inspected the graft. I did the large rectangular piece for a grafting lower down on tree. Nothing ever shooted, but it still appears to be green and alive. If I were to prune all the growth above the bud, would it start to push growth from the bud? Though it is heating up for summer in Australia, this new growth would be in the shade due to other branches on my multigraft tree.

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Re: Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 03:24:23 AM »
 If alive, it's dormant and would need to be forced in order to grow. Pruning back top growth should do the trick.
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Re: Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 04:22:33 AM »
From the picture it doesn't seem to me so alive

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Re: Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 04:47:23 AM »
This bud looks like it has expired. If it were viable it would be green and healthy. I think its time to lick this calf again.

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Re: Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 12:01:59 PM »
I decided to cut the branch above the bud anyway, regardless of what will happen. So I will report back if I remember, with news.
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Re: Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 12:19:32 PM »
If the bud is alive that will force it to grow. If it is not alive you can cut below the bud and cleft graft a desired variety onto it. In CA the temps should be in your favor.

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Re: Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 05:01:08 AM »
It turns out that Bomand was right.

All Summer long, new growth kept coming from beneath the the bud, which I kept removing at different stages, but nothing from the bud itself. So I finally lopped it all off.

Though interestingly upon inspection the bud was still green and alive.
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Re: Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020, 05:51:26 AM »
Probably a "blind bud".

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Re: Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 02:03:35 AM »
I got 3 blind buds so far.

Graft the whole stick is safer.

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Re: Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 08:28:07 AM »
If you look closely you can see which buds are good. Normally the first 2-4  nodes on the budstick will not have viable buds.

 

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