Stone fruit grafting is far more difficult to graft than pears and apples.I'm using side grafting techniques and cleft grafting. The Cambian layer is so thin at times I can't see it. Does anyone have a better method?
I've used whip and tongue bench grafting together prunus americana seedling rootstock with hybrid japanese plums.
100% take(out of 10), treated the same as apple and pears.
Thanks That sounds like a tried and true way to go. My whip grafts are usually a very good way to go but the prunus besseyi are as big as my wrist so not an option this time. Sorry this is a duplicate post I posted once and it didn't show up and then it did later.
For anyone who did not see the other post some of the stone fruits I cleft grafted are already pushing growth.
Here is a bark graft I did this year.
This post was edited by Steve357 on Wed, Apr 23, 14 at 11:20
Nice! My first grafts are just starting to push now.
Clark, I think I see some flower buds on your plum graft; pull those off as soon as you are sure thats what they are for quicker take-off. I usually pick them off at grafting time right before I paint over the whole thing. There is only so much energy in that early connection and I want to get it focused on leaves.
Great looking graft Steve! Scott Yes if they are flowers they are gone as soon as I'm sure :0)
This post was edited by ClarkinKS on Sat, Apr 26, 14 at 7:49
They started to show white buds yesterday and I nipped them off. Still have lots to plant and graft this year so I hope not many will do that. By the time i get back to them they may be open.
This post was edited by ClarkinKS on Sat, Apr 26, 14 at 7:54