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poncirsguy

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Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« on: August 15, 2020, 07:33:00 PM »
After 3 weeks from grafting.  Does this look good enough to leave uncovered.  I have covered it a bit.





I will give extra light after sunset to the bud to force it without cutting the main trunk and bending the tree above over

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 08:12:44 PM »
In regards to forcing the bud, it could be timed to coincide with the tree's next flush. As a conservative measure I would nick/notch the bark about an inch above the top of the bud. If the bud is never forced, it might remain dormamt and eventually be overgrown by the bark.

In regards to the maturity of the bud union, I'd keep the area, except for the actual bud, wrapped an additional 10 days out of an abundance of caution. It's probably not necessary, though.

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 02:41:05 PM »
Going along with what kumin wrote, your new bud is being dominated by the apical bud.  Growth of the apical bud inhibits growth of the lateral (lower) buds below the apical bud.The apical bud produces IAA (Indole-3-acetic acid) which moved down the shoots to the lower buds (your bud) thus inhibiting their growth. That is why Kumin suggests you notch the wood above your graft.  The best to you and your graft.
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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2020, 03:11:42 PM »
It doesn't look too good. Looks like the area around the bud is drying back.

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2020, 01:55:31 PM »
Notch like this?


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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2020, 02:38:31 PM »
I would have removed the upper tape and notched the trunk just immediate above the graft.

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2020, 02:40:06 PM »
It might work, I'd make it almost twice as long and lower. Having a second notch won't hurt. The notch only needs to be as deep as the bark. The width (kerf) of the cut is okay.
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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2020, 02:48:55 PM »
okay my turn.  This is the first bud I have ever done that didn't die in a week. 

Does mine look ready?


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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2020, 03:04:10 PM »
Looks good to me. I'm attaching an example of a normal bud on Poncirus. This is the width and height above the bud I use. Since the cut only needs to be bark deep, it's easily done with a sharp knife.


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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2020, 03:55:45 PM »
Thanks kumin

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2020, 04:05:30 PM »
I normally just break the rootstock  about 2 inches above the graft & leave it attached until the bud flushes.

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2020, 02:00:33 PM »
All 5 of the 11 that took update.  Slightly juicy to more than slightly juicy













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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2020, 02:28:17 PM »
Look good. Nice job poncirusguy

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2020, 06:09:33 PM »
This will be my first ever successful budding if it continues to survive.  I definitely see the value in keeping it wrapped as much as possible, it looked nice and moist before I uncovered the bud and now the top half looks dry.  I just did a bunch more grafts and I left them with only a single layer of poly film over the bud, will try letting them push through as suggested.


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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2020, 06:11:48 PM »
poncirusguy, your buds look very nicely placed.  I keep butchering mine

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2020, 10:52:42 PM »
update of my New Zealand lemonade to Seville sour roots.






My Fukushu kumquat to flying dragon just shortly unwrapped.






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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2020, 08:16:10 AM »
update



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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2020, 03:52:39 PM »
Good job!

Sometimes i get 100% on T-budding.
Sometimes 0.

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2020, 03:53:01 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2020, 09:10:27 PM »
Update;  new growth is 9.5 inches long.


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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2020, 11:10:51 AM »
Great! 

I am excited... about 20% of the last batch of grafts I attempted took, which is infinitely better than the 0% success rate I have had up to this point.  I think I was not tying the parafilm tight enough before and they were all drying out.  And most importantly to me, I finally have a clone of my "Excalibur Red Lime" (rangpurquat?).  I have been trying to clone this one for a while because I can't get another easily and it spent a lot of time being unhealthy. 

budded Nordmann seedless kumquat


I'm surprised this graft took it was a really sketchy cleft graft (I think that is the name)

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2020, 11:20:53 AM »
Brian, and Poncirusguy, your on your way, nice work both of you.

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Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2020, 11:29:31 AM »
Poncirusguy, in my estimation grafting to Sour Orange in your area is one of the best rootstocks you could use.   Sour Orange produces fruit of high internal quality. Overall an excellent rootstock with broad soil adaptation and disease resistance, with only the exception of Tristeza virus, which you do not have in your area.                             

 

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