Peach budding questions
I'm not giving up on peach grafting yet but some budding trials may be in line.
-Can use dormant bud sticks from last season OR buds from this season in budding????
-Do you have to destroy the rest of the tree to do budding? I like whip and tongue because my trees are young and I generally like the original variety that came on them too. You can put a bunch of new varieties on a relatively new tree while still preserving a lot of the original tree with whip and tongue. I have a peach tree producing say 50 peaches this season and want to add more varieties without setting back the peach tree's original variety much. Whip and tongue on a high branch can do the trick, can budding do the trick too?
I don't want to bud low on the trunk then chop off all of the tree above the bud. Or perhaps you can do some high budding on an half inch diameter branch up top??