Grafting tips for Plums

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azriley
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Grafting tips for Plums

Postby azriley » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:36 pm

Hell Everyone,

I have a few scions of plums sent to me (dormant) and a few 1 year old potted Marianna rootstocks from last year. I've read that the best success rate is from bud grafting, with buds from the current year (not dormant, as I have). My question is what to do with the scions? Try whip and tongue? Or can the dormant scions be used to bud in May instead?

Sorry, new to stone fruits...

Aaron

aldemers46
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Re: Grafting tips for Plums

Postby aldemers46 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 pm

Aaron, I'm not an expert by any means. I have had success with the "whip and tongue" and "cleft" grafting on plums
Give a try.

AL

azriley
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Re: Grafting tips for Plums

Postby azriley » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:40 pm

OK, that's good to hear. I'll give it a try. thanks!

p--s
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Re: Grafting tips for Plums

Postby p--s » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:20 pm

Stone fruits seem to like it warmer. Don't graft too early. Last year I had 95% failure in my first batch early in the season, then tried some later on after the rootstock already had 1/4" of leaf and 75% of them took. Mostly all whip and tongue. I've read that they also want heat to callous off rather than cold. good luck.


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