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Propagation technique where the tissues of one plant are inserted into those of another.

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Choose apple (roots+stem) to graft seedling I have (stem+twigs) on top

Two years ago I got an apple with red flesh. I decided to sow the seeds and now I have two small apple plants (far away from beeing trees). I know, that appletrees mostly are grafted to make them rich ...
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Can toy/ dry clay be used as an alternative to grafting wax?

Can toy/ dry clay (clay we use to give kids to play) be used as an alternative to grafting wax or can it be used as a grafting sealer?
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Should I stake newly bench-grafted dwarf apple trees?

I know that dwarf apple trees have weak root systems and it's recommended that you stake them. Does this apply to brand-new grafts? I have made several whip-and-tongue grafts from purchased dwarf ...
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Save Pest Damaged Sapling

It seems a rodent or other pest ate the leaves of my tree sapling (2" tall). The top appears to have been bitten off. A few days have passed and I still have not seen regrowth. Is there a way to ...
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Grafting a dying guava cutting

This is a rare variety (pink guava) here and hard to get. This plant appears to be dying as other of its siblings have started to grow nicely. I don't want to lose this. I see it is still green inside....
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What trees are compatible for grafting with cherry trees?

What varieties of trees are compatible for grafting with cherries other than other cherries? Plum, what else?
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Forcing a non-grafted lemon tree to produce blooms & fruit

About 8.5 years ago I successfully germinated a lemon seed from a store-bought lemon (I believe it was a Eureka lemon). Fast-forward to today and that lemon seed has grown into a 9-foot tall tree. ...
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Can grafting still work if the rootstock and scion are a little dried out during transit?

I've very recently received my bareroot grafted plants by parcel. Their scion and rootstock grafts resembles somewhat golden-yellow in hue in the spot where they were grafted. Apparently they weren't ...
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Chilling requirements stone fruit/apple scion wood etc/cuttings

I am contemplating purchasing a small fridge (or fridge freezer?) to help me with my horticulture (and maybe cheese making) endeavours - eg chilling seeds and stone fruit cuttings. As I understand it ...
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Grafting apple onto mango

I'm wondering if I graft an apple root stock onto mango, will it work and what would be the results? Will it survive the UK winters?
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Lemon are Sour Orange with many sharp thorns

Yields Hundred r better Orange color fruit. It could produce Alam if you can feel me. I'm wanting the fruit it produces to be consumed instead of a tripping in rotten Orange/ Lemon slip n slide!!! I ...
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Two stems coming from my hass avocado graft. A bit concerning

I just recieved my hass avocado tree from fast growing trees and I'm a little concerned about my graft. Theres a secondary growth coming out of the graft point and this one ends up being longer and ...
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Is grafting wax applied to the cut, or only around, when grafting?

When grafting (e.g. whip-and-tongue or budding, on apple or rose)... I repeat, when grafting, not just treating a wound... ... should we apply rosin+wax+oil to the cut surfaces, or instead avoid ...
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Process to graft oleander

I have an oleander that I grow as a tree, like that : I would like to try grafting other colors of oleander on some of the top branches, to make it a multicolor tree. I found videos online of how to ...
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Should I nip flower buds to encourage rooting

I have dipped a few twigs from fruit trees (apple, cherry, peach) in a rooting hormone, and planted them in a small container. The twigs have started flowering (two weeks after planting them). To ...
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Apple grafting: to remove rootstock buds or not?

I recently pruned my apple trees and decided to try to graft those cuttings instead of tossing them in the compost just for fun. I pruned my trees and grafted to my rootstocks on the same day (3/21) ...
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Can new branches be grafted to cedar hedge stump?

I have a large cedar hedge that in most parts is very full and dense, but due to excessive outward growth and lack of consistent pruning, there are sections that are very open and "woody", ...
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Grafting branches on rootstock

I have recently gotten into grafting. I just finished grafting my apple scions to my rootstocks. During that process I came up with a question. Typically you graft your scion to the trunk of the ...
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Quince and apple grafting (workaround?)

I am curious about a sort of potential workaround for the issue of grafting quince and apples together. I know that with standard grafting the graft will almost certainly fail within a few years, if ...
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Can a crabapple scion graft to an apple rootstock?

Given that apple trees can be pollinated from crabapples are apple rootstocks compatible with crabapple scions also?
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How to improve success rate when grafting English walnut (juglans regia)

We have a walnut orchard in Central Otago, a dry, cool-temperate region of New Zealand. We're having very poor success rates with our grafting (~10-20% or less) and I'm trying to figure out why. I'm ...
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What should I do with these branches at the bottom of my tree?

I recently purchased a Hakuro Nishiki Willow (tree) from a nearby nursery. When it was delivered I realized it had a set of new branches coming out of the base of the tree, that look way different ...
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should i be trimming non-grafted branches

I have a grafted apple tree and there are a few new branches growing from the rootstock. Am I suppose to clip these? (keep the rootstock bear of any branches other then grafted ones)
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When to determine when a fruit tree graft has failed?

I had my first go at grafting at the beginning of April, i.e. about 5 weeks ago. This was on apple trees. The temperature has been above freezing ever since, typically 5-15 degrees. The tree itself ...
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Grafting only one of three branches of Mulberry

I have a white mulberry tree. I have planted it about 3 months ago. It was already pretty good in size and it is growing well. As you can see in the picture below, it has three main branches. I want ...
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Apple Trees: Grafting multiple scions to new rootstock

I've gotten bitten by the apple grafting bug, and after some initial successes have placed an order for around 20 scions or different varieties, and around 15 MM102 rootstocks (thickness unknown, the ...
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Are all plants able to be cloned?

Do all flora possess the capacity to be cloned or viably reproduced from their trimmings, offcuts, and so on? Or is this trait exclusive to certain varieties; or specific (cultivars) taxa?
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What is the best grafting knife?

Help me choose the best grafting knife, right know i have the draper 76777 (the first photo) but it is a single edged knife. I am between those grafting knives in the photos, if you recommend ...
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Is there any way to reconnect a severed vine with a water melon (small size) at the end of the vine?

I was pruning my garden. Accidently I cleanly cutoff a the main vine of my watermelon plant. At the end of that vine there was a small melon (2/3 of a basketball). I immediately slice a longitudinal ...
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Can I graft a Scion on a mature tree branch?

Can I graft a scion on a different variety mature tree branch? For example can I graft a Kingston Black apple scion on a Dabinett apple tree branch?
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Grafting crabapple Malus floribunda on M26 rootstock?

I have an one year old M26 rootstock in my yard, and there is a gorgeous Malus floribunda in front of a building where I work. M26 is one of the commonest rootstocks for apples (Malus domesticas). ...
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Are there trees with edible fruit from the family Mimosaceae?

I am looking to graft (I hope this is the right word) some fruit on top of an "Acacia saligna". Can this be done? What fruit tree types would be suitable for this? The temperatures where I ...
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Will I get lemons from a tree grown from a lemon seed?

I have planted seeds of a lemon and want to know, if I have to graft the lemon plant so I can get lemons? Or will they in time grow without grafting?
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The Lateral branch on a Red Clapp's Pear 3 tier espalier tree broke at the graft. How can I replace it?

I reconnected and taped the original branch back in place but it eventually died. There is a healthy matching branch on the other side of the trunk. Can I cut it in 1/2 and graft the cutting onto the ...
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Grafting avocado

I have grafted avocado seedlings with hass scions. After 5 weeks, I unwrapped the grafting tape (I used kitchen foil for grafting tape). The scion par of graft is live and showing growth (not strong ...
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Big root sucker on productive orange tree

This orange tree produces wonderful oranges in large quantity. I just noticed that its double-trunk structure is due to a sucker that was allowed to grow and nearly take over. The two trunks form a ...
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Opposite of dwarfing rootstock

Is there such thing as a rootstock that instead of limiting a scion's size (a dwarfing rootstock), instead increases the scion's size and vigor (a "giganting" or "maximizing" rootstock)? For example ...
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Can I graft a citrus using two different techniques simultaneously?

I am thinking of grafting a mandarin on a citrus tree that is most probably a grapefruit, but not sure. As I understand, they're compatible as both a citrus trees. My question is - can I graft a bud ...
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Can you graft onto the stump of an established apple tree?

I have some well-established Bramley apple trees - 5 of them which is 2 more than I need, so my plan was to remove 2 ad plant other varieties. But is it possible to graft a new tree onto the existing ...
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I woud like to graft a different variety of cherry onto an existing over-tall pin cherry tree

Tree is nearly 40' tall with approximately 12" trunk. Prolific producer of small tart cherries, but all are out of reach. The nearest branch is 16' off the ground. • Can I graft other varieties of ...
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Why is this Japanese Maple growing mutant leaves?

This tree is about 6 years old. Every year, I have to trim off a couple branches which contain plain green leaves. It seems to be worse this year. I was under the impression that these mutant ...
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Can a clementine cutting be rooted with out rootstock?

I have this clementine cutting that I placed in to coco coir and when I tug on it it doesn’t come out. And now it’s flowering ! Is this an advisable method of propagation?
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Citrus tree only growing watersprouts

I have a 6 year old citrus tree of the Washington Navel Variety. A couple of weeks ago the weather warmed up so it did that burst of new growth, but upon inspection, they all seem to be watersprouts. ...
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How does the T budding grafting method provide contact between the cambium layers?

In a T budding technique of grafting fruit trees, how does the cambium layer of the bud come into contact with the cambium layer of the rootstock? How does this great method have such a high success ...
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What to use - seed grown citrus as rootstock?

I have been growing a "clementine tree" from seed for about three years now and decided that I might want to experiment with some grafting onto it. So, I went away to try and went way overboard (as ...
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Will grafting seed grown citrus onto a rootstock bring fruiting forward

So Iv got a nice variety of mandarin from the supermarket and am growing it from seed. Iv heard fruiting can take yeeeeears of grown this way. Iv seen a fruiting bitter orange for sale online for £25, ...
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How to graft a plum tree

these days I am going to prune my plum tree, I will perform the pruning following the guidelines of this article that talks about pruning a plum tree (it is in Spanish but nothing that Google ...
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Can bridge grafts be successful on oaks?

A magnificent oak was damaged 6 years ago during construction of a residence. Much of the bark on one side has begun shedding and showing dead wood underneath. There IS some wound-wood growing into ...
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Why does the lime half of a grafted tree suffer, while the lemon half thrives?

I have a dwarf grafted citrus in a pot in my garden. The trunk is grafted with one lemon branch and one lime branch. Over the last two years the lemon half of the tree has grown well and fruited ...
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Is this a sucker? Can they grow above the graft line?

I have a citrus tree of the Washington Navel variety, which is around 4 years old (and has been here for 2 of those). Naturally this means it's a scion grafted onto rootstock of which I don't know the ...