|This is Prima/M7. I put four grafts of Enterprise on it.|
I reached into my bag of scion wood, pulled out a stick and made my cut.
It did not look right.
That was perplexing. There are red flowered crabapples that have purplish wood. I cannot understand how I ended up with scion wood from crabapples when I thought I was harvesting it from between two rows of Enterprise.
|A photo from Feb 14. Enterprise apples.|
I tossed the twig and picked another out of the bag. It was the correct color.
It makes me wonder, how much of the wood I was grafting was not Enterprise. I guess I will find out in about three years. It always pays to collect wood from trees you have personally fruited out and verified as correct. It pays to look at what you are doing and rogue out anything that looks strange before you invest three years in growing it. Oh, and be sure to label the bag.