Bleeding Wound on Apple


#1

It is late winter where I live and some apples have started to show bud swell (although not this tree). Three weeks ago I beheaded - back to about 6 buds - a Golden Russet apple that I grafted onto M9 rootstock last year. The beheading was in preparation for beginning to train it in espalier form this year. Since then it has continually wept a very thin liquid - thinner than I tend to see from pruning cuts. I did the cut on a fine, sunny day and yet it is still weeping. There are signs of mould on the would, although it isn’t rotting.
Should I cut it a couple of buds lower and seal it, or just wait?


#2

Leave it be. The weeping will stop on it’s own and doesn’t hurt the plant. Cutting back won’t help.


#3

OK, thanks. I’ll keep an eye on it