Many tree fruit varieties do not grow from their own seed. They are propagated by grafting plant material from the desired variety onto a specially bred rootstock. The rootstock is root system and usually the bottom two to three inches of the trunk. Just as picking tree fruit or pruning trees, grafting is also a […]
Only ten days after being grafting, the new wood is already showing signs of growth. The graft taking means there was a clean seal, good wood, and that no water seeped into the exposed limb. Below are a few pictures of the growth on the same trees you saw being grafted in the previous blog.
We do the best we can every year to pick out new varieties at the nursery, mostly using gut feeling about how these varieties will work in our lineup. For whatever reason, they don’t always work out. Sometimes they revert back to an old gene, not producing the way we thought they would. Other times […]