Saddle grafts

alan haighMarch 30, 2013

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

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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 No cut fingers and 5 minutes per graft.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 5:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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.


    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 11:38PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
The legendary Angelcot tastes blah
For those of you who have not heard of angelcots, they...
Scott F Smith
Apple Tree Help - Thank you!
Hello, I have four different varieties of small (starting...
Lime Sulphur spray--I feel like I was just robbed by Hi-yield
I have no idea why Hi-yield (or maybe it's the sellers)...
Thinning Pears
I have several varieties of pear trees (Bartlett, Comics,...
bees ignoring my plum blossoms
I stood and watched but never saw any bees on my Santa...
Sponsored Products
Hailey Lantern
Teak Saddle Bar Stool
Grandin Road
Durango 52-Inch Ceiling Fan
$578.00 | Bellacor
Chelsea Loni Sectional In Theodore Saddle/Alpine Topaz/Sumatra Chestnut
Beyond Stores
Mies van der Rohe:Barcelona Chair Reproduction
Modern Classics Furniture
Masiero Lighting | Drylight Outdoor Wall Sconce
$680.00 | YLighting
Dayton Carbon Oak Saddle Stained Wood Shaker Kitchen Cabinet Sample
CliqStudios Cabinets
Simple Living Black Belfast 5-piece Saddle Dining Set
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™