I've done a dormant-season chip-bud several times, and sometimes they grow that year, sometimes they stay dormant for a year. I wonder if and how it can be forced so that it grows the same year as budding it. For example, last year I budded five different varieties onto 5 rootstocks (2 buds on each.) One of the buds grew ('Goodland' apple) and the rest did not, however I'm sure several others took but stayed dormant. A similar situation occured two years ago, and I found several dormant chip-buds growing last year below some rabbit damage (they were below the snow-line when the rabbit visited.) I am thinking that I will prefer summer budding if I have to wait a year for most of my dormant chip-buds. Any suggestions or explanations?