[NAFEX] Grafting tools/technique

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 12 10:31:51 EDT 2011

For med & small diameter scionwood, injuries are less (or none) if you use one long slanting cut on the rootstock, likewise on the scion, then tape them together.  I forget if this is "splice graft"?

> Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 19:32:26 -0500
> From: sherwindu
> To: nafex
> Subject: [NAFEX] Grafting tools
> There has been some discussion of late among members of Midfex as
> to the relative merits of using a grafting tool in place of a knife.
> I tried to search Nafex by googling and also did some spot checking
> on the archives for mention of the use of this tool, but could find
> nothing. Either I missed it, or Nafex people are just not interested
> in these tools.
> Midfex teaches grafting with a knife and we occasionally get some
> injuries with the beginners. Some members are pushing for these tools
> as an alternative. I have never used one, but hear they have
> limitations, especially on smaller size wood. I have also seen
> discussion sites where people say they don't work. I have heard that
> commercial orchards and some mail order nurseries use them, but is this
> a tool that would work well for the backyard orchardist?
> Sherwin Dubren
> Morton Grove, IL
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