For bare root trees I really like the
Sorry, should have included more details....
I have 2 pear and 1 apple tree I don't like and would like to re-do them.
And my dad has some golden delicious that I grew up that will be destroyed probably in the next few months (he's moving next week actually) that I would like to try grafting onto my worthless apple.
If nothing else I'll obtain some scions and try in spring if that is best.
now i feel dum what is a root stock and what size should I get?
also would i be able to use my scions with the rootstock? and if i could how wouldi?
"what is a root stock"
"also would i be able to use my scions with the rootstock?"
"and if i could how wouldi?"
I would recommend getting a book that
details the different grafting methods
Read through this whole thread and you'll
fine several links that offer great info.
i am jealous of all you yankee's wish we could grow apples way down here myself i am planning to try my hand at grafting a few citrus trees this spring
I am equally jealous of your ability
to grow citrus. I used to try at my
folks (RIP) Florida home in New Smyrna
Beach, but they were too close to the
beach and the salt in the air was too
Some nice chemical free citrus would be
a nice addition to your honey stand George.
what size root stock would you recomend for my scions? is bigger better?
If you are whip grafting the diameter of the scion should equal the diameter of the rootstock.
When budding it is far less of an issue.
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As I said earlier...... Pour over the
great links cited in the posts in this
thread earlier. It's all there. Great
Bigger is not better.
Here is thread on my bark grafting technique.
Good reminder to get my stock out of the crisper in refrigerator and get busy. I was going to experiment “pushing up” my espalier apples to another type and adding some “honey crisp” to a couple of my existing apples. I was told to wait until I had bud swell before I put my grafting stock on. Any opinion on this? I got 4” of snow here this week (and I keep saying it does not snow here). Jealous of the citrus but also of the pictures of guys in their T shirt back east.
“Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)
Since this 6 year old thread has been resuscitated I'll add that I'm waiting for 100 MM-106's to arrive so I can start grafting some cider apple varieties.
Trying to think inside the box...