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

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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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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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Can new branches be grafter 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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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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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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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 ...
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Young peach limb bent under load and splintered, can I mend it with a graft?

Pictures first, some discussion follows. Context shot.. Close up of the splintered limb.. The limb is probably about a half-inch in diameter. You can see that I attempted to prop it up, which was ...
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Is it possible to graft together a self-pollinating cherry tree?

Earlier today I asked this question: How do you tell if a tree is male or female? because I've been looking into fruit trees and learning about what is needed for them to bear fruit. So based on this ...
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If a pineapple is actually a berry then can it be grafted onto another berry tree?

Same would be the case for avocados, watermelon, bananas, and pumpkins that are also classified as berries. Can they all be grafted onto one another?
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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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What should I do next to take care of this cactus which I grafted two years ago?

Two years ago I succeeded in this grafting. I would like to know how long you think it will resist the cactus feeding the graft and what to do next?
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What is the best time period of the year to graft a tree/plant and what is the best time of the day to graft a tree?

I live in Sri Lanka. It's dry and warm in the day time here and, temperature in day time here is around 30 degrees in Celcius. I want to know what is the best time period of the year for grafting a ...
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Can a topworked female pistachio tree be pollinated by grafting a male bud or scion?

If one has female pistachio trees coming into bearing age, can they be pollinated by grafting a male bud or scion onto a topworked female? If so, assuming it's done early in grafting season and with ...
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One Thread Graft - Two Branches? (Cherry)

Once a thread graft has fully and truly succeeded, will the “entry” side of the scion reverse its direction of growth (and survive) if you cut it ‘long’ thus creating two branches for the price of a ...
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How to tape a split cherry tree?

I planted a flowering cherry this spring. A delivery of top soil ended up with it bend flat under a ton bag... After this was removed the tree wasn't smashed but is partially split where the trunk was ...
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What happens when a scion from an older tree is grafted to a younger rootstock?

I recently grafted a cutting of an older mango tree to a younger root stock (1-2 years old). I am curious what's going to happen. Will the tree fruit earlier?
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Can root sprouts from a very old Baldwin apple be from a different rootstock?

We had a very old Baldwin apple tree (more than 100 years old) that finally fell down last year. It now seems to be developing sprouts from the roots. My question is: since this is a very old tree, ...
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Can I graft fruiting scions onto my thirty-year-old mulberry trees?

I have 3 mulberry trees that are over 30 years old and have never fruited. They were purchased from a nursery in sets of 2 (one died within a year) and we were told at the time of purchase that there ...
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Is there a limit how many branches I can graft onto a mature apple tree?

I have 5 mature Bramley apple trees - I think at least 10-15 years old, I do not know the rootstock but they are easily 6m high so I assume something large; they are also in great soil and get a ...
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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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Two grafts needed for weeping mulberry - is it true, and why?

I bought two weeping mulberries this year, and I am really excited about them (see pic). However, something confuses me. The person I bought them from says that each weeping mulberry (at least those ...
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How to graft my 3 year old Avocado tree?

I have a 3 year old avocado tree about a meter and a half high. I planted it from a seed of an avocado I ate. I was told I need to graft it for it to hold fruit. What kind of graft should I do? What ...
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How to fix a broken cactus

I have been growing this guy for 6 years. He's gotten a little too top heavy and today has fallen over and the top piece (about 9") broke off. The break was very even. I have no idea where to begin ...
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Will a scion with removed leaves dry earlier than the one with leaves on?

I want to know which one of the two branches will dry earlier. The one with leaves or the other that has removed leaves? I want to transfer a bud for grafting from some distance and i want to keep the ...
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Can grafting increase fruit size, productivity, and ease of growth?

I've been considering the possibility of grafting a giant watermelon variety (such as Carolina Cross) onto a giant pumpkin/squash/gourd rootstock (such as Atlantic Giant pumpkin, Weeks NC Giant, Zucca ...
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Modern rootstock for grape vine

There are a lot of classic rootstocks in use where I live, like SO4 (Selection Oppenheim 4), Chasselas x Berlandieri 41 B, Kober 5BB, but I'm interested in rootstocks in use nowadays in Europe. What ...
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Fruit trees root growth

I have several fruit trees all in good condition, all around 2 years old. One of them is a morello cherry. He was bought as a one year Old. On its second year, I missed pruning and ultimately he ...
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Which trees can I do grafting? is there some combination table I can refer to?

I always found grafting fascinating, and I am now picking this again. I was wondering about which trees I can do grafting/combine. Is there a table that I can refer to?
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Can I graft elderberries (Sambucus)?

I have some Sambucus Peruviana, which gives a beautiful white flower that I boil to make a soothing drink for sore throats. It also gives a nice berry that can be snacked on. I see online that there ...
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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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Can I combine two or more fruit trees?

I am from southern NH, my neighbor in the next neighborhood has a tree with both pears and apples. I have heard of this but never thought it was practical. I have a peach tree that is less than half ...
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Grafting compatibility

I have a fairly small yard, in which I've got a well-established (no idea of the age) mirabelle plum tree, and 3 young trees that I bought last year (malus apple, conference pear, I-forget-exactly-...
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How should I prune this grafted lemon tree?

My dad has this terrible tree setup, I think it's 2 different trees, a lemon tree covered by a taller bushy tree. I don't have full control here, I can't cut these down/tear them out, but I am charged ...
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Topping (ungrafting?) an ornamental weeping cherry

We have an ornamental weeping cherry tree that we'd like to remove -- we wanted a bigger tree. But first, we were wondering if we were to just top it (cut the tree below the graft), if we could end ...
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What's a good plan for fast and inexpensive apple tree propagation?

I'm looking for a fast way to propagate my M9 apple trees. Could you tell my if my plan is feasible? Are there any improvements to it? January 2016: Buy a M9 apple rootstock Cut all the branches off ...
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Can I graft fruit trees without pruning?

I just got some apple, peach and pear trees. They're still kind of young but I'm wondering if i can just graft an extra branch on the side without cutting any of the ones it has (only has 2-3 thin ...
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Part of fruit cocktail tree has died

I have a fruit cocktail tree that I planted on 1 June 2013, around 9 to 10 weeks ago, and one of the 3 grafted branches appears to have died. The tree originated from Dave Wilson Nursery. Here is an ...