Stone fruit grafting

clarkinks(5b)April 14, 2014

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?

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JesseSt(5a)

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.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 6:21AM
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clarkinks(5b)

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.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 5:41PM
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clarkinks(5b)

For anyone who did not see the other post some of the stone fruits I cleft grafted are already pushing growth.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 6:59AM
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Steve357

Here is a bark graft I did this year.

This post was edited by Steve357 on Wed, Apr 23, 14 at 11:20

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 11:14AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

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.

Scott

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 2:54PM
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clarkinks(5b)

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

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 7:29PM
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clarkinks(5b)

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

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 7:14AM
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