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elriba

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Grafted annonas about 1 month ago and nothing.
« on: October 12, 2021, 03:22:17 PM »
I grafted a couple of dream atemoya scions onto cherimoya rootstock and a couple of sugarlata scions onto sugar apple rootstock.  This was about a month ago.  The scions still "look" and feel fine (they are wrapped in parafilm), but they have not grown.  The rootstocks on the other hand keep producing new growth, but every couple of days I remove anything that grows below the graft.

Should I leave this as is for another month?  Or should I try to re-graft these scions?  I am a bit clueless....  Is there a way to know if the scions are still alive?

I was SO happy with my grafts too....  :D

Thanks for your comments.

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Re: Grafted annonas about 1 month ago and nothing.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 04:04:32 PM »
I would leave them for another 2-4 weeks if scions alive (altho i dont have alot of exp in what your grafting) . Scratch alittle of the bark off the scion and if its green the scion is still alive and kickin.

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Re: Grafted annonas about 1 month ago and nothing.
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 04:33:09 PM »
i had grafts take after 3 months.
They tend to grow really slow since you have to keep depleting the rootstock of its reserves.

I would wait another month.
In South Florida spring grafting with the common wrapped scion method is preferable.
I don't have great success with grafting in Summer or Fall


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Re: Grafted annonas about 1 month ago and nothing.
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 04:45:34 PM »
Thanks for your comments.

I'll leave them then for now!  Hopefully they will take.

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Re: Grafted annonas about 1 month ago and nothing.
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 10:30:38 AM »
What season is it now where you are?
If your rootstock is growing well, your scions should take off quickly too.  It could take more than a month with some late season grafts but often you can tell is it is a bust in a few weeks.  If the scions are still looking good, I will keep them on and see what happens.  Also look at the rootscock branch just below the graft, make sure the branch is not starting to die back from being cut.  I have seen this happen more than once and a scion I moved when I caught it quickly did fine on its new location.

 

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