Apple tree - bud/branch below graft

nandakumar(7)April 9, 2013

I planted an apple tree with multiple grafts last month and I see a new growth on the trunk below a graft. Circled in pink in the attached photo.

Not sure whether to remove or keep the new branch. It would be helpful if you could share your opinion and suggestions.

Thanks,

This post was edited by nandakumar on Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 16:01

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murkwell

If that branch is not from a bud/graft then yes, prune it. Sooner the better, cut just past the branch collar.

It looks like you might also have a stub at the top to prune out.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 4:34PM
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nandakumar(7)

Thanks Murky, will Prune the branch that is not from the grafting.

Yes, there is about a 2" stub on top. For some reason, nursery folks told me leave it. I can prune that too.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 2:53PM
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