January/February is an ideal time to collect scion wood for spring grafting.
Look for healthy, growing, branch tips that are ¼ to ½ inch in diameter and 5-6” inches in length. Scion wood should be disease-free.
Label Each Piece carefully – Use masking tape and a ball point pen to write the fruit name and wrap it around each piece preferably. The scion wood needs to be clearly labeled.
Cover the cut ends of the scion wood with a moist, not dripping paper towel.
Place in a sealed plastic bag (narrow newspaper plastic bags are great) to prevent moisture loss and store in the refrigerator, not the freezer.
Bring February 12th to STFS Member Grafting Meeting @ 9am @ Cedar Valley Grange.