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EddieF

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Mango scion question
« on: March 31, 2022, 05:14:06 PM »
Can scions be made from growth between nodes?
Planning on cutting a couple nodes down on some varieties for lower branching.

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Re: Mango scion question
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2022, 08:37:18 PM »
Can scions be made from growth between nodes?
Planning on cutting a couple nodes down on some varieties for lower branching.
Ed
Yes... But a scion with a bud already on it would be preferred with higher odds of success.

I have grafted a scion with a bud and the bud dried up and I thought the attempt had failed. Then I went back a few months later and the scion was grown around by the tree and it was still green..... But now it is hard to get the little area to bud  especially if only 1/2 inch long.... I experimented and took a chance and topped the three with the 1/2 inch stick with a dried dead tip where the former bud had failed... Luckily, the tree initiated a bud on this area and now 1 1/2 years later I have a grafted tree.... This is not a preferred grafting method as it is hard to get a new bud to form unless the upper growth is severely cut back or off...

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Re: Mango scion question
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2022, 06:19:33 PM »
No fruit I've worked with would sprout from bare stem between nodes. If you are taking off nodes include at least one node on the scion used for grafting.

Why would you not include a node? Makes no sense to me and very little chance of success, like zero.

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Re: Mango scion question
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2022, 05:46:40 PM »
Thanks for info gents.  I've never grafted, watched many great vids though.
It's on hold, I have mold growing on so many trees that I haven't even watered much.
Grafting quest will continue a month or so from now.

 

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