Grafting Apple Trees.

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Grafting Apple Trees.

Post by wayland on Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:07 am

This has been an interesting project. Last year Sean sent me a number of scions from his extensive collection of rare apple trees. I had only done grafting once before. So it was a bit of a learning curve for me. I had twenty scions to graft onto various parent trees. I picked out the low performers and after a while everyone had taken! Very pleased. I used two types of graft. Whip and tongue and cleft. I was amazed at the amount of growth that came from the grafts to such a point that I was wondering if I should prune them back a bit. I could imagine some great crow landing on then and they would break off. I dont yet know how long the grafting tape should be left on but I have noticed some of the grafts are starting to burst out. I do have a problem with one tree and that was one bought from Lidl last year, Despite continued watering the tree looks like it may not survive. This has been a great exercise. Thanks for your help Sean. Very Happy
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Post by Sean Ph'lib on Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:44 pm

You're welcome Wayland. Glad they went well.

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