Nice tbud videos. When I wrapped my t-buds I covered the entire bud over with parafilm though not being an expert in tbudding I can only say it worked for me. The reason why I did that was to maintain higher moisture levels under the parafilm to keep the bud from drying out. In Kansas grafts drying out are a very real threat whereas in tropical areas with constant rainfall it may not be as big a problem as it is here. In my zone it's getting a little late in the year because winter is quickly approaching. I know you have slipping bark. Our climates are very different and it is much warmer there. T-buds are done here by July. @fruitnut wrote up a very good tutorial on this which is where I learned from http://growingfruit.org/t/t-budding-tutorial/6167. I like the idea you did t-budding in another language with English subtitles which will undoubtedly help many people to graft. Great Job!
Interesting. The only peach tree in my neighborhood bloomed March 3 this year - with the warm weather we had and got zapped. Not a single peach this year.
Chip grafting pawpaw update video part two .
Barkslip, Thanks for that warning on the cable ties, as that is just what I was preparing to do. Last year I tried pie tin strips with wire through a paper punched hole to label the fence enclosures on some new plantings. The strips ripped and blew around the orchard. Thankfully, I also kept a paper chart. My next plan of attack was zip tie through vinyl blind slats… You saved me a second failure.
My friend did a whip graft for me 6 months ago. The clean stick came from CCPP. We are in citrus quarantine area so trees are not readily available, among other restrictions.
I’m sure I’ll find the answer to this question come spring. But I’m just too curious to wait that long so here goes:
Does this look like a successful chip bud graft?is it possible to say by looking at this? I wonder if the growing point is dried up? But two pieces of wood seem attached enough so I don’t know if it’s possible for the growth to dry up then?
Looks OK to me … but the focus makes it hard to be sure.