Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Raising hundred kids must be easier than growing a few acres of Candycot trees!
Wow, what a labor intensive process growing these candycots has been! It's been several weeks since the crew budded the first batch of candycots onto the rootstocks.
Since then, it has been a constant process of progressively cutting back the rootstock and encouraging the new buds. The buds were much slower in starting to grow than we were expecting causing a great deal of anxiety, but we are finally seeing some results.
Some buds are still very tiny and just starting, but others have a few inches of growth. It is too early to determine what percent have been successfully budded, but we think and hope will be in the 80 to 90% range.