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paulandirene

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Hi Folks, I have finished translating Axier's "How to Graft an Adult Fig Tree" document into English, and have posted it as a PDF file.


EDIT Nov 28 2012:  I have now added the PDF directly to Figs4Fun:

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/file?id=1427823


 

Axier, my father thanks you for having described your process and findings. He is in the same exact situation as you were, and is grateful for your efforts.

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Thanks Paul for the translation. I am happy that it has been useful for your father.
I would like to clarify several things. I made this article near 4 years ago, since then, I have learned a bit more about fig grafting:
  • Unlike I said in this article, I lately have gotten good results with chip-buds from cuttings stored in the fridge. It is important to choose chip with well formed buds and graft on a hardened green branch of the year. Older wood is worse to graft on, although it is also possible.
  • It is enough to keep the aluminum foil for 5 to 7 days, no more. Probably 5 days is better than 7. Get rid of direct sun on the graft during the first 5 or 6 weeks!
  • I deter from removing the graft covering strip before the 5 week. Don't be in a hurry to do it, except for a very early vigorous sprouting of the bud (unlikely).

and maybe anything more that I don't remind...



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Axier and Paul,
Thank you for the great Toturial.
One thing I would like to add. I have tried chip budidng and I was successful and the graft grew about 2 ft. However the wind came and broke the branch off. This commonly happens because the shoot can be very vigorous but the graft union takes some time to harden.
I would suggest in that case to either support the shoot with a stick by tighing one end of the stick to the main branch, and the other end to the grafted shoot. The other option is to trim down the new growth.



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Axier and Bass, thanks for the updates, I'll integrate them into the material

PD Axier, I'll bet you recognize this location [photo of Irene taken May '99]
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs300.ash1/22746_1339849101418_1386895965_30948895_4345048_n.jpg
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Of course!! It is the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
It has been easy for me! ;-))


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One of the only two museums on my itenerary for the trip to Spain in May.

I am still debating about going to Dali museum in Figueres.  From Barcelona it's a 2hr train there, 2hr train back ... that ride will be 5% of my entire time to spend!

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I've just download the pdf. The link works, but it showed some red error message about security certificate. I hit continue.
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Hi Folks, sorry for the confusion.  I had put the document on a file share and am not sure why it's now showing a warning [I got the warning too].

However I have now attached the file [PDF  447kb]  here:

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/file?id=1427823

Regards,

Paul


PS Axier has made some updates but I have not yet updated the PDF.

 
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In the French Website there is this update ( last picture at bottom of the page).. worth looking- securing the water sprouts down, almost like many japanese espaliers.

http://www.greffer.net/?p=7

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Latest version of the grafting document  [has the comments of Axier and Bass included]

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/file?id=1429785

 
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