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Grafting below ground level into Sweet Chesnut’s

Firstly I have been asked how can you do a graft, but then not see the graft on a Sweet Chestnut tree. Well I hope to explain things further. Firstly a picture of a typical sweet chestnut seed growing and … Continue reading

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Creating an Apple Family Tree, a word of caution

Creating a family tree is so very tempting, especially if you have limited space. I have been doing a batch of cleft grafts using P22 as the apple rootstock. But a word of caution. You must select the varieties with … Continue reading

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Some of this years Graft union photos

The first 3 photos are some cleft grafts. The first 2 are of apples with the 3rd being a plum. The last photo of this series of 4 photos is a splice graft, or whip graft (with no tongue) of … 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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