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Grafting Wax

Grafting Wax
1 Pound bar-Argo-Whitney's Grafting Wax
5 pound can- Argo-Whitney's Bench Grafting Wax
13 oz-1 pint can GraftingSystems Bench Grafting Wax
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The Argo-Whitney's Grafting wax is pliable and seals grafting wounds when top working grafts into existing trees..  Warmed by holding in your hand and applying it to the open parts of grafts in tree and filling open gaps or cracks.   This wax differs from a bench grafting wax which must be heated to a higher temperature and which is used form sealing bench grafts.  When used in the field, it is recommended that the whole graft be re-sealed  and coated with a thick liquid sealant or latex paint.

The Argo-Whitney's Bench Grafting wax is used for sealing the tips and sometimes coating to whole scion and graft area of bench grafts.  Sealing the tip of the cut scion keeps it from drying out.  Sealing the whole scion is often not necessary, but does not hurt. 

Grafting wax is predominantly bees wax.  When conditions are too cold the wax is somewhat brittle and so needs to be warmed up enough to be pliable and workable.  It will normally become molten around boiling temperature of water.  If heating, be careful as it should be heated in a double boiler or pan of water and not directly in contact with the heat source.