juvenile pecan seedlings. The sprouts growing from the scion are fully green, the color of sexually mature pecan tissue.
The faster you get out in the field to prune off competing stock sprouts, the more growth you'll push to your scion. Left unpruned, stock sprouts can over-grow a scion, shade out emerging buds, and eventually kill the graft.
This week was been so wet its been hard to get anything done out on the farm. However, between rain storms, I'll pull on my rubber boots, hop in my 4WD utility vehicle, and head to the field to trim up some grafts.