Need a book on grafting

waiting_gwDecember 4, 2012

Can someone recommend a good book on grafting? I'm going to try my hand at apples this year. Need lots of big pictures.

Thanks,

gary

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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Waiting,

Just youtube bark graft or apple grafting. There are a bunch of video will so you how. Good luck.

Tony

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 7:00AM
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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

Do a google search on Joe Real apple grafting.

There a lot reading and photo's this should give book worth information.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 7:40AM
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marknmt

What Gator said. Here's a couple of links to get you started:

http://citrus.forumup.org/about1762-citrus.html

http://blip.tv/midfex/tutorial-t-bud-and-chip-bud-fruit-tree-grafting-techniques-350977

Also ask here. There are several very experienced grafters happy to answer questions.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 7:57AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

There are some books (e.g. Reich's book) but the online stuff is a lot better. Along with the videos I would read a few pamphlets, there are many of those online -- see the Google search below.

Scott

Here is a link that might be useful: Grafting pamphlets

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 8:26AM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

If you seriously want a book on grafting, this is the best. I would call it the Grafter's Bible because it's not a "handbook" at all. Everything you ever wanted to know about grafting!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: The Grafter's Handbook by R. J. Garner

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 12:04PM
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lucky_p

Garner's book is 'The Bible'; but, as others have indicated, if you're gonna be doing apples, there's lots of good stuff out there on the 'net that'll probably help you more than the good book. Apples/pears are easy to work with, and very forgiving of beginners' often less-than-perfect attempts.
Expect success!

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 12:33PM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

lucky_p,

Yes you are correct. Some of the best information I got was from the Citrus forum. It's just that Waiting wanted a book, or thought he did.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 1:19PM
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waiting_gw

Thanks for all of the replies. I am still a book guy. For some reason I can't seem to feret out the details in online pictures.

gary

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 4:43PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Here is my take on bark grafting...

Here is a link that might be useful: Konrad's modified bark grafting

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 9:39PM
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cousinfloyd

I asked a similar question a while back. I received a lot of advice from members of this forum in private messages, but I tried to copy some of the answers to the thread for the benefit of others. The link to the old thread should be here:

Here is a link that might be useful: what learning resources do you recommend?

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 7:20AM
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