Post by buddymedbery on Aug 12, 2020 14:00:29 GMT -5
We just had a disaster - tree service thought my orange tree was to be removed instead of the meow kumquat. It produced really sweet oranges for juices, with really thin skins. But it was here when we bought the house and I don't know what kind it was. Any suggestions for best. oranges to grow in the ground in Charleston? We are fairly near the water so stay pretty warm in winter and a tad cooler in summer
If you're keen on saving the exact cultivar, I suggest searching for surviving twigs on the lawn, or as a last resort the tree service company. A knowledgeable person should be able to bud clones of your departed tree. If you're fortunate you might end up having more trees than you started out with.
Yes, the twigs could be held temporarily in moistened towels within a sealed plastic bag. However,the best chance of budding/grafting success would be to perform it as soon as possible.
I have on occasion accidentally struck and partially debarked trees while mowing. I immediately taped the bark back on the trunk and was successful in getting it to heal. This only works during the growing season, when the cambium is active.
> And save the twigs in a refrigerator? With Moist Paper towel? > the twigs could be held temporarily in moistened towels within a sealed plastic bag Yes in the vegetables case. Yes in a sealed plastic bag. You normally don't need the Moist Paper towel but if you use it the wet paper MUST NOT TOUCH the twigs. Otherwise they will rotten.