Please bring in your samples. I will have a microscope and some sharp scalpels to slice open the buds.
- take samples from laterals that occur at the top, middle and base of the canes. Bring in several buds from each section.
-place samples in bags, make sure that the samples are labeled with top/middle/base of cane and variety.
-below is an example of a bud, this was taken last spring so the buds are further along than what you may see in your field.
-if you are doing it on your own, longitudinal slices are better. I suggest you go out before the temperatures drop and after as well, to see if there are any differences.