I almost killed a graft

A while ago, I set out to graft a starfruit tree-Carambola-to a cultivar growing at a neighbor’s. Of six grafts, one took. So I unwrapped it


But immediately it started dying :unamused:

All that growth dried out and fell off. So I left it alone. To my amazement, lower buds woke up and started growing … :grinning:


Moral of the story: Don’t be in a hurry to unwrap grafts, especially in hot weather…


Nice going…!! That looks like a massive graft. Can you post a little wider view. I don’t think I’ve seen another like that.

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It’s magnified. But I’ll post a pic with my hand behind it tomorrow

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The scion is pencil thick

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Here’s a pic with my hand

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