Summer Cleft Grafting
Hi Everyone, I have one question. In summer, around July 15-8/15,(this is the recommended time for our area because of slipping in the branches) I want to try to attempt the cleft graft. I want to do it on a Burbank plum tree and I want to attach a limb from another compatible plum tree like the Santa Rosa. My question is: Do I have to use a scion from last year? Can I just take a limb off of the Santa Rosa and use that for the cleft graft without the freezer application of a scion? Is there any grafting that can be done from one fruit tree to another in the summer season without the scion going through the refrigeration process? Thanks all! I will consider and apply your suggestions. This will be my first time grafting...thanks so much!!!