Ordered the following in the fall of 2018 wanting only astringent varieties:
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My fall budding didn’t work too well and I won’t repeat it again in the fall! Was fun to try however. I only got the following very few to take:
chinebuli which I later learned is non astringent
Later got great wall and hao river from someone else.
There is always next year!
What did you get this year?
None from Cliff. I had many astringents this year to graft, around 85! Have several friends with lots of room to plant.
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Mr. England apparently has good luck with his grafts. But, not everyone seems to do well with pawpaws, persimmon, etc.
For persimmon, it is best to graft when the rootstock leafed out with temperatures in the 70s for atleast 2 weeks. I am at around 90% takes with my bark grafts.
Tony, what’s the best time/temp with pawpaw. Mine failed in March.
Pawpaw is also 90% for me with cleft graft and the understock leafted out the size of my fingers. I followed the same rule with persimmon graft and always used parafilm and a rubber band tightly wrapped the union or black electrical tape.
I have had good luck with persimmon in the spring. I have had great luck with citrus in the fall so tried persimmon in the fall but with very little success. Chip budded paw paw in the spring. By spring I mean when root stock starts to grow but before 90s weather which leaves only March/April here near Houston. Had great luck tee budding persimmon for many years but for some unknown reason last spring wasn’t so great of luck. This spring I’ve done a combo of tee budding and whip/tongue. Whip/tongue are already pushing after 2-3 weeks. Tee buds I’m still waiting for at least 4 weeks before unwrapping.
I chipped in maybe a dozen American persimmon last Fall on 9-26. Less than a week ago I lopped off the rootstock. I remember last Fall looking at the temperatures and thinking ‘it’s going to be warm for two weeks, the last two weeks, let’s try it.’ I’ll report my finding.
Last late Spring or summer like Tony I chip budded pawpaws when the containerized-rootstocks had been growing for probably 6 or 8 weeks on a friend’s seedlings and 48 of 52, took. I went and picked up (2) of each of (5) varieties about a month ago. They grew like mad. That’s what happens from a single bud though… and that’s how it should be, I-believe.