Rootstock

  1. Tips for Those of You Doing Your Own Grafting: Bench Grafting

    Tips for Those of You Doing Your Own Grafting: Bench Grafting
    Grafted apple and starts (Photo credit: johnpaulgoguen) Bench grafting is done during the dormant season. Dormant scion wood is grafted to a bare root rootstock that is either dormant or starting to grow, and held at 60-70 °F for 10-14 days to give the wounds time to start healing. The new plants are then held at cooler temperatures (35-45 °F...
  2. Western Washington Winter Field Day to Be Held March 1, 2014

    By Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington State University Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center (WSU-NWREC), 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, Washington. Hosted in cooperation with WSU-NWREC, this year’s event will include grafting and mason...
  3. Tips for Those of You Doing Your Own Grafting: Get the Right Tools

    Tips for Those of You Doing Your Own Grafting: Get the Right Tools
    For people purchasing rootstocks, Raintree Nursery offers 8 inch by 3/8 inch by .020 inch grafting bands. With these you can quickly wrap grafts without wax. Grafting knife 005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There are a few tools you will need to make your grafts. If you choose to use a knife it needs to be very sharp, and have a...
  4. Grafting in the Winter

    Grafting in the Winter
    English: Photo of a recently grafted cherry root stock and scion (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you are planning to do some grafting this winter or next spring, December –February is the time to collect scion wood, from fully dormant trees. You need the previous seasons’ healthy vegetative growth for the scion (the shoot you cut from a desired variety...

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