top working sour cherry?
Wondering what folks have experienced or recomned in terms of completely top working sour cherries?
I have 3 Evans(Bali) cherries and have been very unimpressed with them at our location....light croploads, very little flesh to pit, poor flavor, and HAMMERED by PC....and this was in comparison to 3-4 other varieites that are doing beautifully for us.
I would like to work over two of them. they are about 4" at the base with several low scaffolds in the 1.5-2" range.
can I treat them like I would an apple? cut the scaffolds back to stubs and bark graft in scion?
I have had good success in recent years grafting in cherry, but it has been whip grafts to small branches, or budding to stuff no larger than 1/2". All near the existing tops of the trees (other trees)