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    Default Grafting Fruit Trees

    Anybody out there doing any fruit tree grafting? I just finished 100 apple and 100 pear tree bench grafts. I've got them bundled up in a cool place waiting for them to start to callus. I turned my attention to field grafting some more but I had to quit after I cut a small sliver out of my thumb. I guess I'll start back in a couple of days after i heal. It's still not too late to collect persimmon scion wood if you want to try bark grafting in May. As long as the parent tree is dormant, you should be OK.

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    Interested to hear more. If you dont mind....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sluggin View Post
    Interested to hear more. If you dont mind....
    I lined all of my grafts out in rows at the edge of my garden. I have a soaker hose that I use to keep the roots moist. Most of the grafts have 3-4" of top growth on them. I had over 90% success with the pears. I had about 80% with the apples. They would have been higher but I tried grafting a few with some scion wood that I still had stored in the refrigerator since last year. It still looked good, but all of the bench grafts from them died. I'm going to start grafting persimmons this week.

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    Not very familiar with it at all.... so you grafting fruit trees from another variety on to say a pear or apple? Or are you starting off with an oak or such and grafting fruit trees on it?

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    I'm grafting apples to apple tree rootstock and pears to pear rootstock. The persimmons get grafted to the native persimmon saplings that are growing all over my pasture.

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