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Follow this 6-step process for improved varieties of trees.What is grafting?Grafting is a horticultural technique that's defined as attaching a twig (...
Make four 3-inch vertical incisions through the rootstock's bark, starting at the top. Slip a small rubber band on the rootstock, stopping just below ...
Prepare the scion by trimming 1/2 inch off the bottom to show fresh, green wood. Slice a shallow, 2-inch cut into the wood at the bottom end of the sc...
Place the cut end of the scion inside the four flaps, lining up each cut surface with a flap.
Now is the time to use the rubber band to hold the flaps in place. Make sure the cambium tissue of the scion is seated against the cambium tissue of t...
Protect the graft by wrapping it with a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, then a piece of plastic.
Tape the plastic lightly around the graft using masking tape. New buds should appear in 15 to 30 days. You may want to write the date and tree variety...
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