|Whip / Tongue with Parafilm. Columnar Apple. Two months after grafting. 5.3.15|
|Whip / Tongue Graft on Columnar Apple. Two months after grafting. 4.3.15|
Not being familiar with Parafilm, I have tried a couple of methods. For this graft, I used Parafilm and no other material, to wrap the graft. It was a good fit, and I did not need a tighter material.
Now, 2 months later, the graft has taken, and the join has expanded to the point where the Parafilm wrapping is torn wide open.
At the lower end, a stock bud grew through the parafilm. That also happened at the terminal aspect of the wrapping.
Since the graft has taken, is strong, and the wrap is no longer holding anything together, I removed the rest of the Parafilm. That is probably not necessary, since it looks like the tree can stretch it to breakage, by itself.
This graft took very well. The scion is growing nicely. There is no open wound.