Chip budding with two simultaneous shoots

Hello everyone! Two shoots have sprouted at the same time on this chip bud transplant. I have never experienced this before and wonder whether it would be better in terms of a better succeed to cut off the weaker one in order to give the stronger shoot all the power for drifting it needs. Do I see this matter too critically and it is better to leave it to nature alone ? What are your experiences and opinions? Many thanks for help!

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Personally, I’d leave it alone. First, your chances of damaging the other one are greater due to how fragile that new growth is and how small it is. Second, once the shoot starts growing, you’re going to want to prune it back to encourage it to branch into multiple shoots, anyway, otherwise you have a “one cane wonder” maiden. Let the rose show you what it wants. It’s easier and safer, plus, it appeals to MY lazy nature!

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roseseek, thank you very much for your support! The necessary pruning for branching will always be done anyway. I just wasn’t sure in this particular situation and stage how to achieve the most certain success.

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Do you keep the root stock in pots in green house during taking period ? - reason l ask cold here though home country laxa might work for me but rose would be tender e. g. found rose Indian Head is tender.

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I actually brought this chip-budded Laxa rootstock into the greenhouse (container plant) after the two bud tips appeared, as the night temperatures had become cooler in the last few days, around 10 degrees. Experience has taught me that drop of temperature, especially at night, are not suitable for the sapflow of fresh graftings and the growth of young shoots. Next week it should get warmer again, so I hope that the plant can continue, after short adaption, to thrive in its usual environment and that this was only again a brief interlude.

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