[nafex] regrafting apple trees

dwalsh/wchase wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Wed May 30 12:10:35 EDT 2001


Bernie,

It's even easier in my area, zone 7/8, to cut off the top at about 28" and put new
grafts in at this level ...easier on the back.

This won't work for vole-damaged rootstocks, but it does work if you just want to
change varieties on an otherwise healthy r/s.

Some orchardists in this area have successfully worked over apple trees at this
level when caliper was three inches.

I had a couple of fruit in the second year on an M26 I grafted over.

Another thing to try is to put on a 12" scion and you'll get branching in the
first year.  This is not my idea, it came from a researcher in NZ.

Derry

Derry Walsh & Bill Chase  email:wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Aldergrove,  B. C.,  Canada
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If the tree is of
: relatively small caliper, under 2 inches in diameter down to about 1/2 inch
: in diameter, just cut off the entire tree at, or almost at ground level.
: Then place 2 or 3 bark grafts on the small stump with the new variety
: wanted
: Bernie Nikolai
: Edmonton, Alberta (full bloom or just past on the apples and saskatoons now)



 

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