Bio-Graft™ Budding, Grafting and Repair Tape
Bio-Graft™ tapes are self-adhesive grafting tapes that stretch with plant growth and are resistant to fungus and mildew. Bio-Graft™ tape is excellent for bench grafting as well as top-working. It can also be used as a budding tape. All Bio-Graft products are manufactured from FDA approved polyethylene materials. Bio-Graft tapes will work in temperatures ranging from -40F to 120F degrees (-40C to +50C).
Bio-Graft will stretch with the plant growth, and will typically start to unravel and remove itself from the graft over period of time sufficient for good graft knitting and growth to occur. In extremely windy conditions, it may be advisable to secure the loose end of the tape in order to prolong its life on the graft.
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Grandpa is the distributor in the US for Bio-Graft tape and has found it to be a superior product for use in wrapping grafts, such as whip & tongue. Learn how to stretch it without breaking it and you will be able to put more pressure on a graft than with some other tapes. More pressure allows the cambium tissues to connect better and will make for better graft healing and success. Since it sticks to itself Bio-Graft is very easy to use.
Once grafts are planted in the field, Bio-Graft tape will slowly and eventually "unravel" and "un-wrap" itself so no cutting of the tape is required. If used under very windy conditions where it may need to last a longer time, then sealing down the end may be advisable.
Many of Grandpa's commercial customers prefer Bio-Graft tape when doing their grafts.