Apple Grafting

DeerMeadowFarm

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Boy I wish I had thought to try this as well. I have a few apple trees on my property. Most only produce a few apples here and there. I had one tree that we picked 80 apples off of late in the season; it had a LOT more before we got to it. Made some awesome pies. Unfortunately, I have issues with ash trees dying. Over the winter sometime, one fell directly on the good apple tree. I mean directly as in like a hammer hitting a nail. Destroyed the tree completely. I am so bummed out.... :(
 

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Did you cut up the apple tree or leave it? If you left it then it should produce lots of stump sprout shoots this year that can used next March for grafting. The best shoots (called scions) are about pencil thickness. You need this years wood for next years grafting.
I haven't cut it yet. I plan to cut it this weekend. PM sent.
 


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