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Storing scions- incompatabities question

Posted by marknmt 5b (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 15:45

I have to move my apple and pear scions into the family fridge, but I'm concerned that onions or something might encourage them to sprout prematurely. Please advise!

Right now they're in plastic bread bags, "kinda" tightly closed up.

Thanks.


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RE: Storing scions- incompatabities question

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 15:57

What I've heard is that ethylene from ripening apples and such can damage the scions and things like dormant trees. But if in tightly closed plastic, double or triple bagged, you might be alright even there.

I could be ill informed here.


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RE: Storing scions- incompatabities question

I have heard the same regarding ethylene.
but i have always stored them in family fridge...for months with no problmes.
but i do double bag, with the outer larger bag a ziplock. and i make a point moving any overripe produce or fruit out.


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RE: Storing scions- incompatabities question

  • Posted by murky z8f pnw Portlan (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 18:56

I keep mine in a fridge that also has apples and haven't had problems. I use ziplock freezer bags and zip them air tight.


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RE: Storing scions- incompatabities question

I, too, have stored much of my scionwood in the family fridge for years.
With 4 kids in the home, the door was certainly opened frequently enough that ethylene concentrations from any fruit that lasted very long probably never reached any significant levels.
Bigger issue was probably keeping the temperature low enough - you know, kids standing there with the fridge door open...just looking...


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RE: Storing scions- incompatabities question

Sweet! Thank you all.

I'll quit fretting - but I'll double check that the bags are tightly wrapped!


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RE: Storing scions- incompatabities question

  • Posted by olpea zone 6 KS (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 9, 14 at 12:52

"Bigger issue was probably keeping the temperature low enough - you know, kids standing there with the fridge door open...just looking..."

LOL, I wonder what they are thinking of when they do that.

I've mentioned it before, but I never could keep scionwood from breaking dormancy in our food fridge if I had to store it very long. I finally bought I dorm fridge at a garage sale. I keep a thermometer in there and keep it as close to freezing as I dare.

Rob,

Good to see you back. I haven't seen you post in a while (but maybe I've just missed it) and was afraid you'd went away for good.


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RE: Storing scions- incompatabities question

Still around, posting here and there but less than I used to. Late winter is busy for me, and I find the tone on many threads these days a bit unpleasant.

Kind of you to notice. Lots of good folks here with a broad base of knowledge. I won't be disappearing.


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