How late can you graft ?

hardone14February 22, 2014

I was going to graft my pear tree this year. But recently received an email from the nursery I ordered some scions from said that they would not be able to send them until the end of march due to weather. I am startng to see leaves sprouting on my tree. What is the latest you can graft? I live in EL Paso texas.

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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I know fruit trees are considered the easiest to graft, but I don't graft them. What I do know is that other deciduous trees (oaks, pecans, maples, etc.) should be grafted at the first sign (in pots of a white root tip) or a noticeable change of green color in the buds (whether potted rootstocks or in-ground trees.) Bud swell is also OK, but after the buds break, you've waited too long...at least with oaks, etc- because the sap is then flowing quickly and that screws up the graft.

Fruit trees I've always been told are much more forgiving. I don't know anything more than that cliche.

Dax

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 8:37AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

you might want to try the fruit forum ...

there are experts there.. that i have never seen in this forum

ken

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 10:15AM
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