Saddle grafts

alan haighMarch 30, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UC5Dr3tWDc

Never heard of this method but it seems almost as easy as the splice I use.

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

I've seen it, needs same size wood as whip and tongue which I have done, easier or safer on your fingers.
Guess it depends on what your'e used to.

Here is a link that might be useful: whip & tongue graft

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 1:48PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

That was a very sloppy whip and tongue in Konrad's link. I like W&T but do need more practice on where to place the tongue. I'll have to try the saddle graft.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 2:18PM
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alan haigh

I actually don't see the need for anything more elaberate than a splice, With same sized wood it works like a charm and with different sized it works well enough if you line up the cambium on one side.

I know that Konrad has mastered his own technique to the point of great speed but absolute beginners get quick success with a splice- especially with the right pruning sheers. I use a double bladed Italian model from amleo.com. No cut fingers and 5 minutes per graft.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 5:18PM
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marc5(6aOH)

Hman, are you saying you make the cuts to each piece with shears rather than a knife? Seems unusual, but if it works, would be easier. How long are you making your cuts? Long cuts are not so easy with shears.

Marc

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 11:38PM
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