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[nafex] Re: Bud Grafting Timing

    Good luck, I'm on my 3rd year of attempting T-budding and chip 
budding w/ no success although I have good success w/ whip&tongue.

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex@egroups.com, Tom Olenio <tolenio@s...> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have a question regarding the opportune time to bud graft.
> According to the hardiness zone map of Ontario, I am in zone
> 6a.   According to what I have read about bud grafting it
> should be done when the bark slips easily, which is usually
> late July, into August.
> With our very wet spring, and very cool/wet summer that
> followed, will the period of optimum "bark slipping" be
> pushed off due to the cool nights?  Should I wait longer or
> go ahead?
> Possibly someone could review how to determine if the bark
> is slipping enough to bud graft for a rookie.
> It may be a dumb question, but I have never bud grafted
> before.
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
> Tom
> --
> Thomas Olenio
> Ontario, Canada
> Hardiness Zone 6a

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