got BAP-10 this summer so I have a little experience with it but I will report
on what I have found so far.
sprayed the following in early August. 3000ppm:
H. 'Zounds' did nothing.
A single H. 'Beatrice' division developed 5 new
A 2nd year TC (overwintered first time last winter) of
H. 'Pizzazz' did nothing.
Seedlings planted last winter showed increased growth
(mainly) and new divisions (on a few)
as compared to untreated seedlings. One seedling that
was treated went on to flower. The
flowers are a bit odd and I don't wether to attribute
it to the BAP-10 application or if this will be
typical of this seedling. The parts of the flower
sometimes get mixed up (kinda like the
X-Files episode where different objects are merged
together). I have petals with anthers and
good pollen on them, stamens with petal tissue on them
and stigmas with purple stripes like petals.
following were sprayed on 1 Sept and were place under continuous fluorescent
A first year TC (not overwintered yet) of H. 'Big
Daddy Streaked' has increased growth
from the main meristem and 4 new divisions.
A seedling that was planted last winter has new main
growth and many (about 8)
Another seedling has no new growth. This one may have
already begun going dormant.
don't know what this says about BAP-10 other than it works better on some things
than others. Timing may affect the results as well. I intend to use it a lot in
the spring when they are actively growing and on seedlings this
BAP-10 is used as a foliage spray (they are saying 3000 PPM plus a
sticker (Joy detergent)) but can also be used as a soak of the crown.
I would use it as a spray. I do not know what the affect of spraying
this time of year would be. You might force new eye breaks which would
not help much now, but then again you might just get more dormant
buds. I would request some other input on this question of
someone who may have tried late treatments (has anyone got data on
this?). I imagine the best time to spray would be after the first
flush of growth starts to get some size so that you stimulate a strong
second flush (comments from users?). Another question is what
affect does BAP-10 have on how fast a plant reaches maturity. Forcing
all those buds may tend to keep the plant juvenile. On of the
advantages of tissue cultured plants (we use BAP in TC) is that they are
very juvenile and tend to grow fast similar to seedlings.
Jim, I just ordered some BAP-10 and am
going to try using it on many of my new purchases from this year. Couple
First, is it something you spray on
foliage or just the ground around the plants? Second, would you say that
it's better to do during spring, after the plant breaks dormancy, or at
a later time? Is it too late to do now, since fall is right around the
Lu (Atlanta Zone 7B)