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Old 07-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Planting rootstalks and grafting.


Id like to evenually have a few fruit trees. Primarily apple and cherry. My family loves Bing cherries and honeycrisp apples. I was thinking of buying some cherry and apple root stocks and creating some Franken-trees. Maybe graft 3-4 varieties of cherries on 1 tree and do the same with an apple tree.

I'm wondering where I should get started? I guess if I'm using root stocks I should bud graft during late spring. That would mean planting the root stocks now and bud grafting next spring. Does this sound right?

I guess I could also accomplish all this by just purchasing an apple and a cherry tree and and cleft grafting scions of other cultivars onto it this winter.

What method would work the best? I guess technically I could plant the rootstocks now and also bud graft them now and they'd grow normally next year.
Any opinions?

Also, can anyone recommend a good online source for rootstocks and scions?

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Old 07-13-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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many ways to graft- bud, splice, wedge, etc. Youtube is a great resource- check it out. Ive grafted olives and lemons/oranges. Also, Ive cloned olives and lemons from stems. No grafting. Be prepared to loose about 50% to "no grafts", unless youre an expert. Hey, I'll take 50% any day (way lower with olives/mangoes). Ive grafted about 10-12 attempts with mangoes and only 1 took! Still you only need 1.

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County extension services will usually have brochures on grafting techniques and are usually very willing to assist. You've already paid for the service and may as well take advantage of it.
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I've actually been practicing several grafting techniques on garbage trees in the woods behind my house. Also started a few air laying projects in an attempt to propogate some clones. Ive decided I am going to buy a combination apple and a combination cherry tree from a reputable nursery like raintree. That way I know for sure Ill have properly grafted trees on high quality rootstock. I also plan to buy a few rootstocks and scionwood tontry grafting myself. Can't wait to get this project started.
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