Update on my grafts of 14 days ago…
All of the “healthy normal” peach scions are pushing. This is only about 5 scions, not so much going on this year in the peach grafting front.
I had some funky wood from my Arboreum trees (Peche de Vigne and Teton de Venus) which had already leafed out when I got them; I found a few dormant buds at the shoot bases and grafted those on. (I usually do this as a backup in case the tree dies). As of yesterday these are also pushing. They probably took longer because the buds were less ready to go.
I also had wood from my now-dead Rio Oso Gem which I grabbed just as I saw it dying, plus wood from my borer-weakened Red Baron. These are also grafted on weaker deer-munched seedlings. I’m not sure why I did that, I should have put these weaker scions on the stronger stocks. Anyway so far I don’t see any definite movement on any of those. Vigor of both scion and stock is relatively more important with peaches compared to apples pears etc.
Oh, plus a few plums and apricots with 100% pushing now. The easy stuff My apples I did later and they are just starting to get going.
Of my four planted-out bench-grafted trees, it looks like the two with normal scions may both make it, but they still look a bit ratty so the final news is not quite in yet. On two of them I put weak Red Baron scions and neither of those is moving yet.