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Saddle grafts

Posted by harvestman 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 30, 13 at 12:18

Never heard of this method but it seems almost as easy as the splice I use.

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RE: Saddle grafts

I've seen it, needs same size wood as whip and tongue which I have done, easier or safer on your fingers.
Guess it depends on what your'e used to.

Here is a link that might be useful: whip & tongue graft

RE: Saddle grafts

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 30, 13 at 14:18

That was a very sloppy whip and tongue in Konrad's link. I like W&T but do need more practice on where to place the tongue. I'll have to try the saddle graft.

RE: Saddle grafts

I actually don't see the need for anything more elaberate than a splice, With same sized wood it works like a charm and with different sized it works well enough if you line up the cambium on one side.

I know that Konrad has mastered his own technique to the point of great speed but absolute beginners get quick success with a splice- especially with the right pruning sheers. I use a double bladed Italian model from No cut fingers and 5 minutes per graft.

RE: Saddle grafts

Hman, are you saying you make the cuts to each piece with shears rather than a knife? Seems unusual, but if it works, would be easier. How long are you making your cuts? Long cuts are not so easy with shears.


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