When grafting apples and pears, do you wax the scions, (either dipping in molten wax or pressing it on), wrap the entirety in parafilm, or only cover the actual union and let the rest go au naturel?
How about for stone fruits?
Talking about same-size grafts (W & T, saddle, etc) as opposed to bark or cleft grafts primarily.
Dax, if you’re around, I know that when you graft things like oaks, you like to dip the entire scion in wax, but is there any benefit to doing that for fruit trees, or is it overkill or possibly detrimental?
I grafted apples many years ago, and I did it with electrical tape on the union and nothing really protecting the scion at all except for that, and they took OK…but not great percentages.