[NAFEX] spring grafting
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Wed Jan 7 17:46:28 EST 2004
I have a few Bud9 apple trees going into 2nd leaf which I would like to
graft over to other varieties. I have done cleft grafting on larger
trees but I am leery of doing this on so small a tree. Another option
is to do whip and tongue grafts on all the branches, "topwork" the tree
so to speak. A third option, which was recently recommended to me, is
to bud graft the trees over in spring, a method I am not familiar with.
My fourth option is to wait and bud graft the trees in late summer.
Are there are any recommendations out there? I am relatively new to
grafting and apple tree growing, and I don't want to mess up my poor
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