Sunday, December 10, 2023

Storage of cuttings and scions before grafting

 Most scions can be stored for weeks and even months in a ziplock bag placed in fridge (not freezer!). Wrap the scions in a slightly moist paper towel and put them in a well sealed plastic bag. Make sure to replace the paper towel every two weeks, as it will be getting moldy, and this is normal. 

Some scions like avocado, white sapote, cherimoya, loquat do not store well and should be used in under 2 weeks.

Cherry wood (as well as some other Prunus spp. cultivars) can start budding out in the fridge. Make sure to graft cherries as early as you can.


  1. Good info. Thanks. Would you advise grafting loquat in dormant season then?


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