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Top working an old Conference pear tree – end February 2021

It seemed a good time to use a non productive Conference pear tree to keep some old Turkish pear varieties growing. I had 3 varieties of Turkish pears, Sheikh Serfettin, Ankara and Tacettin Usta to graft. The below are a … Continue reading

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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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