Grafting cherries

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  1. Chilumba

    Chilumba Active Member

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    I just had a thought that if I really wanted to could I buy a nursery edible cherry tree and cut the top off and graft a different variety off edible cherry on to it? Also would this work or not?
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Grafting is normal for cherry trees, as it is for just about all temperate fruit trees. The only problem with using a tree from a nursery, aside from the waste of an already grafted top, is that grafting is easier and more likely to work if the stock is already well-rooted and growing vigorously. If you are going to buy the tree from a nursery, why not buy one with the desired variety already grafted on, or make a multi-variety tree by grafting a new variety or varieties on to some of the branches?
     
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    No I wasn't going to cut the whole tree just the top branches. But I like your idea of a multi variety tree better. :) thank you
     

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