newbie fig grafting qs
I have been grafting apples and plums for 3 years now with a high degree of success using cleft grafting. I like to use cleft grafting as I find it is the easiest way to graft.
I have a 4 year old petit Negron tree and I would like to graft additional fig varieties onto it. The reason for doing so is that I would like to have additional fig varities in my yard but donÃ¯Â¿Â½t have room for another fig tree(s). IÃ¯Â¿Â½m writing this post as I know nothing about grafting with fig trees.
A friend gave me a piece of fig scion wood which was collected during dormancy. I cleft grafted it onto my fig tree in early April (I am in zone 6/7). When I shaved the scion wood down to form the narrowed end, I saw that unlike apple and stone fruit scions which are basically solid throughout the cross-section, the fig scion wood had a white pithy substance in the interior of the cross-section. I went ahead and did the cleft graft anyway and time will tell if it has worked. In the meantime, perhaps someone could give me some pointers. Is it ok to use fig scion wood that has a white pithy interior? Can one cleft graft figs in the same way as one cleft grafts apples? Are there any grafting rules particular to figs I should be aware of?