Summer chip budding

Just what do you do with any winter grafted rootstocks that have failed. Well you can either do T budding or chip budding. Either way you need bud sticks that have plump buds in the leaf axials. Then away you go. I will not go to deeply into it as there are many demos online.

Failed winter grafted rootstock

Failed winter grafted rootstock

Rootstock cut to accept chip bud

Rootstock cut to accept chip bud

Chip added, cambian layers need lining up

Chip added, cambian layers need lining up

Chip wrapped in grafting tape, bud covered lightly with only one layer, to stop it drying out. The top and bottom need tape applying tightly.

Chip wrapped in grafting tape, bud covered lightly with only one layer, to stop it drying out. The top and bottom need tape applying tightly.

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