Grafting on Rootstocks
I have a couple of Mariana 2624 and G.11 rootstocks on order. I plan on grafting plum and apple scions on these stocks. This will be my first year grafting to rootstocks. The information I got says to graft while both rootstocks and scions are dormant. I expect to get the rootstocks in a week or two. Should I graft right after I get the rootstocks? I have the scions stored in the refrigerator.
After grafting, is it better to plant in containers until the grafts take or should I plant directly in the field? Should the grafts be shaded, partially shaded, or exposed to full sun? Thank you.