Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:12 pm Post subject: Grafting
If I wanted to create my own 'family' apple tree, could I take a young already grafted tree, e.g. an Egremont Russet, bought in a nursery/garden centre, and graft another variety, e.g. Cox's Orange Pippin, onto a stem of it? Or does such a graft always have to be directly onto the stem of an actual root stock tree?
Joined: 30 May 2006 Posts: 2142 Location: West of Ireland
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:59 am Post subject:
A graft onto a graft.
i've never seen that done successfully to be honest.
I presume the upper graft if it takes will then begin to dominate the tree.
Worth a try though and I would love to see the results.
A form of cleft or saddle graft would be the way to go if you attempt it that way.
See the really informative video below for details.
Otherwise Egremont Russet and Cox's Orange Pippin could be grafted onto your tree cut down to rootstock.
Let us know how you get on, Corylus avellana
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Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:26 pm Post subject: grafting
Great video....He makes it look very easy..
Worth a go.
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