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Goyo626

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When to uncover mango grafts.
« on: June 28, 2020, 01:52:09 PM »
On June 12, 2020 i grafted mango scions. I did 5 trees in 3 gallon pots which i stuck under a tree to keep direct sunlight off of them. The 8 remaining grafts were done on in ground trees. I covered the grafts with aluminum foil to keep the sun off them. All grafts are still alive with a couple actively pushing and some with increasingly swollen buds. Im wondering when can i remove the aluminum foil.? I want to remove it before the real summer heat kicks in but dont want to do it too early resulting in failure. Thanks.

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Re: When to uncover mango grafts.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 01:02:40 AM »
I usually cover my grafts for about two weeks.

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Re: When to uncover mango grafts.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 09:33:41 AM »
I ended up removing the foil yesterday. This was done because the weather was 75f overcast and today will be 78f overcast. Then a slow ramp up to 95f by next sunday. Hoping the grafts will be acclimated to the sun by then.

Would it be a safer bet to rewrap in foil or just let them be?

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Re: When to uncover mango grafts.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 04:01:39 AM »
I used to cover my grafts to "protect from the sun" and sometimes even used a ziploc under the bag or foil but I stopped years ago. The success rate isn't any different whether I cover or not. So my conclusion was that the graft covering was just for my own peace of mind.
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Re: When to uncover mango grafts.
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2020, 03:03:01 PM »


This is a parsons mango graft pushing



This is fruit punch. The buds are more swollen than they were last week.




this is lemon zest looking like it will start pushing soon.





This is another lemon zest thats a little further along.


All grafts were done on june 12. The rest are still green but no signs off growth. Should i be concerned of the other grafts or is it normal for grafts to take longer than 3 weeks to begin pushing? Thanks.


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Re: When to uncover mango grafts.
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2020, 05:54:36 PM »
I did mine on the 18th. So far only Edward is pushing leaves, but all the others are green and healthy. Hopefully they all start to push soon! I removed the paper bags today.

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Re: When to uncover mango grafts.
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 05:54:29 PM »
I'll put a white paper bag over them if it gets to hot.

 

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