Tree Grafting Made Simple

A tutorial on the whip and tongue method of tree grafting is provided by David Hughes of Rock Bridge Trees.

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  1. Grafting is combining a shoot from the upper part of one plant (scion) with the root system (rootstock) of another plant. Root stocks are chosen for a variety of characteristics. Examples of this are dwarfing habit or disease resistance. Masking tape, parafilm (Buddy grafting tape) and Elmer's white glue can also be used to keep the graft tight and protected. Plants of the same botanical genus and species can usually be grafted even though they are a different variety. Peaches, nectarines, and plums can be grafted together with success.

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Julie Berbiglia

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