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How late can you graft ?

Posted by hardone14 texas (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 22, 14 at 18:49

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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RE: How late can you graft ?

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 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.


RE: How late can you graft ?

you might want to try the fruit forum ...

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


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