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Re: Zumbarizing/Bud Isolation

  • Subject: Re: Zumbarizing/Bud Isolation
  • From: "Ran Lydell" ranbl@netsync.net
  • Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 08:41:49 -0400

When left to nature, the plant , through a process we call apical dominance (Spelling?) "favors" the biggest and best buds for the following years growth. Frequently "extra" buds, simply abort.  Using all these methods ( and especially with Bud Isolation) each bud "senses" that it is now the lone survivor.  Hense each bud becomes "dominant" .  "Back buds" (the ones less likely to have grown) are the ones most likely to have color sports, so you can acomplish three things . better increase, more sports and larger average plants .
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: Zumbarizing

In a message dated 8/22/2002 10:22:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ranbl@netsync.net writes:

There are four methods used for crown divison/multiplication.  They are Bud Cuttings (Alex Summers method)  Rossizing, ( the method introduced by Henery Ross)  Zumberizing, (Bill Zumbar)  and Bud Isolation , ( Ran Lydell's method.)

Good morning, all:

Thank you Ran for the description of each method.  I realized that I have been doing Rossing/Zumbarizing wrong all these years.  I have been dividing the bud by removing a leaf; pushing the sharp knife through the bud; and continuing down through the basal plate.  This explains why the next spring the hosta do not multiply.  The 'method' I was using must have been killing the dormant bud for the following year's growth...a big duhhhh!!!!!!!!


Rich Horowitz
Stoughton MA

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