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by HighandDry
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: The real Golden Harvey?
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

Re: The real Golden Harvey?

I grafted it to rootstock last spring and planted it out in my orchard in December. It will be at least two more years before I see fruit, more likely three or four. I can send you a stick this fall if you want to double your chances of landing the real thing. I know where I got my scionwood, but I ...
by HighandDry
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best grafting knife value for money.
Replies: 20
Views: 8391

Re: Best grafting knife value for money.

HighandDry, I've been looking for an alternative flap lifter and the butter knife sounds like a good idea. Are you using the pointed kind or the rounded end type? John Just found this question, John. I use the rounded tip butter knife. I find it's too easy to slip up and cut through the bark with a...
by HighandDry
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best grafting knife value for money.
Replies: 20
Views: 8391

Re: Best grafting knife value for money.

I'll third Skillcult and 2nd starch. I have the Victorinox grafting knife and love it, but if I were to buy again, I'd purchase the florist knife and save a few bucks. The budding flap lifter is nice, but I find myself using an old butter knife more often than the flap lifter, as it's easier to cont...
by HighandDry
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Fruit Hunters and Grafters "Most Wanted List" - What are the varieties you are trying to track down???
Replies: 23
Views: 5534

Re: The Fruit Hunters and Grafters "Most Wanted List" - What are the varieties you are trying to track down???

I think I've reached a point in my collecting that I may actually be able to put a cap on my annual fruit wood hoarding. Next year. I had somewhat similar thoughts after March last year once all my stuff was in bags in the refrigerator(s), but the urge to find the next unbelievably great variety of ...