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franklazar26

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Half dead scion wood on a graft
« on: April 04, 2022, 06:40:25 PM »
I recently grafted a satsuma, where I thought didnít take and it died off. To my amazement, it came back, well half of it came back. Seems that half the scion died up the middle and the other half is pushing and growing well. See pic below. Is it worth seeing what this tree will do? I know as it grows, the dead tissue will stay as it is, but will the live tissue slowly grow around it? Just thought it was interesting and wanted to hear some input from others.


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Re: Half dead scion wood on a graft
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2022, 10:49:29 PM »
I have a few trees that were about half girdled like that, both citrus and various stone fruits.  The affected limbs clearly struggled compared to the rest of the tree, but you might as well see what happens...  it could thrive

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Re: Half dead scion wood on a graft
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2022, 11:14:02 PM »
I would bet on the tree doing well.

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Re: Half dead scion wood on a graft
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2022, 08:38:37 PM »
Itís the first time Iíve seen it happen, so Iíll be interested as to see how it grows. I just imagine as the cells throughout the trunk elongate and multiply, the dead will not, so itíll slowly engulf the dead tissue and make a dip thatíll go around.

 

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