Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring is finally here for 2013.

We are past the equinox, so officially spring is here, and its Easter next week. So everything in the orchard must be raring to go ? The cordons are behind schedule. Only a few rows have posts and wires. But … Continue reading

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How small can you graft – Bark or Rind Graft

Another way of grafting smaller diameter scions to larger rootstocks, is by using a bark or rind graft. This can only be used later in the winter or early soring when the bark is lifting or the sap is starting … Continue reading

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How small can you graft – Cleft Graft

Some varieties of trees only produce spindly small diameter scion wood, and very often you have a rootstock that is way to large in diameter, so what can you do ?. You can do a cleft graft, as you would … Continue reading

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How small can you graft – 2mm diameter

Just how small can you graft. Well its as long as you can get cambium contact between scion and rootstock.  

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Scion Storeage

It is always asked, just how do you store scions ?? Well there are times of the year when my wife cannot get into the fridge. So as long as the scions are kept damp and cool, ie wrapped in … Continue reading

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