The Bud-Graft Method of Propagating Vinifera Grape Varieties on Rootstocks. Page: 4
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4 LEAFLET 173, U. S. DEPARTMENT (F AGRICULTTURE
chip are carefully trimmed off at this time. The rubber tying
material is cut below the bud, allowing the top strands to hold the
top end of the bud chip in place. The budded portion is again covere(l
with loose soil to a depth of 1 to 2 inches to protect the budll and stock
union from drying. In heavy soils a small roll of heavy paper about
6 inches high is placed around the budded vines (fig. 3, C), and coarse
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FIGURE 3.-Spring care of bud-grafted vine: A, The moindl (f soil removed
after growth has started; B, stock cut off above tie vinitfera bt1(; C, stock and
bud surrounded by a roll of heavy paper; and 1), gr)owlt firmly b(ud ti('ed to n1
sand is placed inside the paper roll to a depth of 1 to 2 inches over
the budded portion of the rootstock. This procedure pre(velnts tle
soil from hardening and permits a straight shoot to develop from tlhe
scion bud. As the shoot develops rapidly in thle spring frequent
tying and training to a stake (fig. 3, D) is necessary. IfI care( is tused(
in the various operations, at least 90 percent of tlhe b1t(s sl1oul(d1 grow.
The rootstocks on which the buds fail to grow can he sr)ring-graft' d
o r b)(d1-grafted the following fall.
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Snyder, Elmer & Harmon, Frank Nelson, 1895-. The Bud-Graft Method of Propagating Vinifera Grape Varieties on Rootstocks., book, 1939; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5984/m1/5/: accessed July 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.