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Apple grafting

Posted by fruitluvr13 10 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 28, 12 at 17:03

Hi I have an apple tree in my backyard and I don't know what kind it is but the apples taste pretty gross so I wondering if it would be possible to graft a better tasting apple on to it. If so what apples would fruit best in my area. I live in zone 10 southern california.
Thanks in advance.

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RE: Apple grafting

  • Posted by Goyo626 USDA 8B/Sunset Zone (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 28, 12 at 18:57

Yes, you can graft over the apple. As for the zone I am guessing your talking about usda hardiness zone and not sunset zone. I can't really guide you toward a particular variety because I don't know what kind of characteristics you are looking for in an apple. You must also take into account having a suitable pollinator for your varieties. However, a resource I have found helpful in finding suitable varieties for my area and taste is kuffelcreek apple nursery, they list the 20 apple varieties that are favorited by a grower who operates in riverside california. I am sure some of the more experienced people can help you out with better info, as well as places where you can acquire scionwood.

RE: Apple grafting

The guy from Kuffel Creek also has some helpful videos about grafting on YouTube.

RE: Apple grafting

  • Posted by Goyo626 USDA 8B/Sunset Zone (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 29, 12 at 13:42

Also, if you need literature on vegetative propagation (grafting and other techniques) Google "vegetative propagation techniques" the pdf was quite useful for me.

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