Does any one have experience in grafting loquats?
Or know of a source of detailed information?
Many documents mention whip grafting, wedge grafting, cleft grafting, and use of scion and stock ~1/2-inch diameter. Shield budding I believe is mentioned too.
I see no mention though of how to deal with a large-leafed evergreen with abundant terminal (tip) growth as grafting scions, or how to deal with buds for budding (e.g., older dormant buds on long twigs?). I don't believe the best season is mentioned either.
I have successfully whip-and-tongue grafted two thinner stocks and scions, but lost two others, and even then had to have the grafts fairly well shaded, 2/3rds of the leaf lengths trimmed away, and inside a clear plastic bag with some water droplets, all to avoid dehydration.
How do the "production" grafters do it? How do other backyarders do it?