[NAFEX] grafting onto large b9 rootstock
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Tue Feb 17 18:00:02 EST 2009
Any chance you could send me a picture? I can't visualize what you
On Feb 17, 2009, at 11:21 AM, Kevin Bradley wrote:
> I do quite a bit of grafting onto larger rootstocks, the method I
> use has a higher success rate than whip and tongue due to increased
> cambial contact. It is also very sturdy, I would not do any more
> bark grafts, they aren't any quicker than the graft I use which has
> been called a modified whip and tongue graft I believe. What you do
> is cut the scion just like you were doing a whip and tongue and then
> on the rootstock make your whip cut end about 3/4 of the way
> (longitudinally), don't cut all the way through the rootstock
> (radially), only enough to cut off enough wood to match the caliper
> of the scion; put a notch in and voila, success and strengh.
> kevin bradley
> From: "bluestem_farm at juno.com" <bluestem_farm at juno.com>
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 6:19:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] grafting onto large b9 rootstock
> I've done a little grafting onto B-9, and I probably had the best
> success rates with bark grafting; I've done it with rootstocks as
> small as 1/4". For bark grafting your scion is still dormant, but
> you wait until the root has just begun to grow so that the bark will
> slip. There are good pictures of bark grafts in many fruit books,
> also in The Grafter's Handbook. It isn't quite as sturdy a graft
> for a few years so if it grows fast you may need to stake the new
> growth to keep it from blowing loose on a windy day.
> Muffy Barrett
> SC Wisconsin
> -- "jerry sietsema" wrote:
> Two years ago I got some b9 rootstock that I never got around to
> grafting.Around 100 of them.I only do dormant grafting.They are
> quite large now in the nursery.1/2 inch??What is the best way to
> graft now for a rookie grafter?Modified cleft graft?? thanks
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