As noted earlier, I had no takes on my "Davidson" Black Walnut grafts. So I followed up with scion wood that I think is a variety called "Sparrow".
Hope springs eternal
Hope springs eternal in the gardening game. I left the "Davidson" grafts in place and I used "approach" grafts to place the "Sparrow" lower on the stem. Everybody does things a little bit differently. These pictures capture how I have been doing approach grafts.
|Tree with "Davidson" graft on top. Paper bag was to improve warmth.|
|Tree after bag and sprouts were stripped away.|
|Looking down on the cuts made in the rootstock|
|Wrapped with a rubber band. Righty-tighty.|
|Then a wrap of masking tape. The tape is primarily for UV protection. Sunlight shreds rubber bands within days when stretched tightly.|
|And then the exposed portions of the scion were covered with ParaFilm.|
|It looks like this "Davidson" scion might take off and grow|
My initial impression is that "Davidson" has exceptionally dark bark...almost the color of fudge. I may have been mistaking that darker color for dead.
To be continued.
|A tree tube with a grafted persimmon (H-120) inside.|
|The persimmons are pushing now. The red-white-and blue metal at the bottom of the photo is a beverage can that is an ID tag. Beverage can material embosses when placed atop a stack of newspaper and written upon with a ball-point pen.|
|All of those little, green boogers have to be stripped off and then the tree tube installed.|