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Never seen this Graft done before – We will see if it works

Never seen this Graft done before. If you have been into grafting, it is quite normal to graft a small scion onto a large rootstock. As obtaining scion wood and rootstock of the same diameter is nigh on impossible. But … Continue reading

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Omega grafting using a hand tool

I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to grafting, using a knife a secateurs. However I was asked why I did not use the new ‘Hand Tool’ for grafting. So I thought I would give it a … Continue reading

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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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Grafting Stone Fruit during the winter

I have no problems in grafting stone fruit (plums, apricots, peaches, almonds, nectarines etc) during the winter. As long as you remember 2 things. 1 – Stone fruit do not produce lots of callus tissue, unlike apples and pears. Therefore … Continue reading

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Sale of Apple Tree Rootstock, Scions and tape – for Home Grafting x 4

Just put up on Ebay, have a check at rainsbrooknursery M26 Apple Rootstock x 4 Apple Scions x 4 Grafting tape

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Scions now available for ordering for winter 2014/15 delivery

Scions now available for ordering for winter 2014/15 delivery. Many new but old traditional varieties now available (only in limited quantities), typically. Apple (Dessert) – Benedictin – A sweet and tangy variety, one of the best autumn apples. Slightly susceptible to … Continue reading

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Emptying the Grafting Bins

Just a quick photo to illustrate what the grafted trees are like when they come out of the grafting bins. These have been grafted in March and then kept in a greenhouse, at about 10 deg C. The rootstocks have … Continue reading

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When to start grafting – I think I could write a book on this.

It depends as to whether you are grafting onto 1 – A new rootstock that is bare rooted or potted. This is called bench grafting. That is you do it on a bench, hopefully in the dry and warmth. 1.1 … Continue reading

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Unusual red coloured apple tree wood – Merylinn

Its not very often you come across something you have never seen before. But whilst doing some apple tree grafting this year, I thought I had come across some diseased wood, as it was red stained. In looking into the … 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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