Saddle grafts

alan haighMarch 30, 2013

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 No cut fingers and 5 minutes per graft.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 5:18PM
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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
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