grafting times for loquat and jujube?

red_sea_meMay 11, 2009

when is the best time to graft loquat and jujube trees? Best graft styles?

thank you,


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softmentor(z9/sunset13 CA desert)

as soon as the new growth starts in early spring. Not to late right now if you are not in a really hot area.
graft the piece into your root stock then bend the root stock branch over in an arch, so that it's past 90 degrees to the ground, and the grafted piece is at the top of the arch. This will encourage more energy to go the the graft. Once the graft has solid growth, cut away the root stock above the graft and let the branch straighten back up. A big rubber band is a good way to keep the arch in the root stock.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2009 at 5:29AM
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red, Roger Meyer uses a wedge or V graft.

Softmentor, I've got some jujube grafting to do this week and will give your method a try. Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2009 at 9:44AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

I have had very good luck with cleft grafts on jujubes. I don't know how to do a V graft or I would try that. Chip buds I had OK luck with. Jujube wood is harder than most fruit trees and I think it benefits from the more firm contact of a cleft graft; I think V's can also be done to add pressure to the union point beyond the wrapping.


    Bookmark   May 14, 2009 at 1:27PM
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thank you all for the tips and input.

Softmentor, it has already started to get hot here but fortunately the loquat is potted so it can be protected as needed. I wont have the scions til next weekend so I'll see how it goes.

Djof and Scott, I did have good luck grafting this past winter using cleft/wedge both the rootstock and scions were still dormant though. It will be interesting to see if they take this time of year.

thanks again,

    Bookmark   May 16, 2009 at 3:33PM
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