[NAFEX] spring grafting; bench grafting
edibleforestnursery at edibleforestnursery.com
Sat Jan 10 07:37:50 EST 2004
Sorry to give you a fifth option but I think it is the best of those you
listed. I often do this graft on tress that are bigger than the scions but
too small to cleft or bark graft. Its a modification of the whip and
tongue, very simple and leaves a good strong union, stronger than a bark
graft. I don't know what you call it and I have not seen any pictures of it.
Cut the field stock off clean at the height you want the graft. Then cut
the scion as for a whip and tongue graft. On the stub on the field stock
make a cut that matches the scionwood but that, hmm, how do I explain this,
that is a little bit more than half the length of the whip cut you made on
the scion. Notch it with a tongue and then join the two together, wrap it
with rubber strips.
I have done dozens of these grafts alongside cleft grafts, one-sided whip
and tongue grafts, and bark grafts and these give more takes and more
strength. I don't know if I've explained it very well but does anyone know
what this graft is called?
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