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[nafex] Grafted Trees

For Brian Raby:

    I am probably not the best guy to consult on budding, since I have
never done it.  My experience is limited, so far, to whip/tongue
grafting, and not a whole lot of that.  Nevertheless, it does seem that
you have several options for your Bud 9 rootstocks.   If you can chip
bud them in the fall, so much the better, or you could stool them and
grow your own Bud 9's.  I don't know what the patent situation is on Bud
9, but doubt there is a problem if they are for your own use.  Finally,
you could whip/tongue graft them early next spring.  If you have planted
them out, I would definately leave them in place.
    May I ask what influenced your choice of Bud 9?  I have always been
under the impression that the Bud series are primarily intended for more
rigorous climates.  Perhaps I am wrong about this, but it seems in the
Indianapolis area you would be better off with M-9.  Of course, I don't
know what other reasons you may have for selecting  Bud 9.
    Strawberries are looking terrific here too this spring.  I replanted
a couple of large beds with Delmaravel and Jewel, and a small bed of the
new everbearer Selva.  From Indiana Plant & Berry.  I have managed to
keep the deer off them this winter and spring, which has made a
tremendous difference.  Don't ask how.

Rgds, Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA

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