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Re: Orchard Grafting
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2021, 05:29:39 PM »
After you graft the scion wood, how many years does it take to produce fruit?  I have some wild apple trees that are quite overgrown and they only set a decent amount of apples every couple, three years. Could be something to have a little fun with.

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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2021, 10:17:48 PM »
After you graft the scion wood, how many years does it take to produce fruit?  I have some wild apple trees that are quite overgrown and they only set a decent amount of apples every couple, three years. Could be something to have a little fun with.
Prune them back a lot and clear anything that is competing for light and they might produce a lot better..
I dit that and also grafted several different types of apple to a bunch of wild trees 20 years ago and they still bear fruit. 

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Re: Orchard Grafting
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2021, 04:37:38 AM »
Last spring the hail in May beat off all the blossoms on a  new apple tree I planted 4 years ago. It also beat them off the plum, that little plum was solid pink with blossoms, not after the hail got done with it. In a more sheltered spot down by the garden, the hail did not do as much damage, had apples. Only thing is, those are the 'supposed' New Brunswicker variety, not much good. Whoever grafted them got the wrong scion and or wrong root stock, because that was a failed experiment on taste and texture. :D
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Re: Orchard Grafting
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2021, 07:52:49 AM »
You have "experienced" rootstock, sounds like you can't lose by experimenting with some grafts. Any old good trees around still?

The Judge that owned the big property where we are working collected chestnut and apple trees of many varieties, although there used to be thousands, actually thousands of named varieties. now we have what, a dozen sweet apples. The DOF has a pruning and scion collection day and then grafting classes a few weeks later. The grafting wax they use is the toilet wax rings (NEW!).
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« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2021, 08:12:57 AM »
Brilliant..i have a few of those collecting dust on the oh shart cart.

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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2021, 10:01:46 AM »
You have "experienced" rootstock, sounds like you can't lose by experimenting with some grafts. Any old good trees around still?

A few years back the army worm hit and pretty much was the end of the old trees. They only had sapwood left on the main trunks after awhile. Then the chipmunks stashed stuff in the  hollowed out part inside. I cut the old tree trunks down and cleaned up the orchard and replaced the apples with yellow birch. I've tried grafting a few years ago, but nothing took.
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