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Cherry: What to do with these buds?

Posted by FruitNewbieNYC 7b (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 3, 14 at 14:23

This is a craig's crimson cherry on zaiger newroot-1 rootsock. It's a bare root and just planted last week. The buds are breaking, in the picture the buds at the base are breaking.
1. Are these buds (suckers) coming from rootstock?
2. Should I remove these buds, since it is so close to graft union?
3. If I do need to remove it, should I seal them with tree sealer to prevent canker? (close to averge 4 inch rain per month weather)

Sorry for the stupid questions. Just want to make sure I do it right.

Thank you


This post was edited by FruitNewbieNYC on Tue, Jun 3, 14 at 14:47

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RE: Cherry: What to do with these buds?

  • Posted by murky z8f pnw Portlan (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 3, 14 at 16:06

I would rub those off unless they are the only buds opening on the tree or you want a bush.

Those look to be above the graft union.

RE: Cherry: What to do with these buds?

murky. Thanks for the feedback..

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