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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 … Continue reading

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How do you know if you have been successful at Budding

Many people ask, how do I know if I have been successful at budding. Well assuming that you left the petiole still attached to the bud, that is the short leaf stalk. Then it is easy to check. Just wait … Continue reading

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Run out of Rootstock – What do I do

Got some bud sticks of quite rare pears. I have run out of quince or pyrodwarf rootstocks, just what do I do ?? Well I have some old stumps of quince, that I use for hardwood cuttings over the winter … Continue reading

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Tips on making a Family Fruit Tree

There are  a number of ways, hopefully as described below. The 1st method is if the rootstock is approx twice the dia of the scion, and you can then use the ‘cleft graft’ as per fig 2 in http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/grafting.html. You … Continue reading

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