Apple rootstock is growing but scion isn’t


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I have a Rome Beauty apple grafted to MM102 rootstock. It was a healthy tree when I bought it but I put a plastic bag over it to create a greenhouse effect. All the leaves went brown and fell off. Now only the rootstock is growing leaves. I believe the scion is still alive because last time I pruned the top off, the stem was moist inside.

Is there any way to force the scion variety to grow leaves?

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I have a Rome Beauty apple grafted to MM102 rootstock. It was a healthy tree when I bought it but I put a plastic bag over it to create a greenhouse effect. All the leaves went brown and fell off. Now only the rootstock is growing leaves. I believe the scion is still alive because last time I pruned the top off, the stem was moist inside.

Is there any way to force the scion variety to grow leaves?

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Rub all the shoots off that's below the graft. Above the graft scrap some of the bark and see what's underneath, if it's green or a light colour it's still alive if it's brown it's dead. The top part might grow at a different time to the root stock.
 

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