That Time Again

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  1. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    FrankenTree

    OK, so what do you do if you have a bunch of scions left over from grafting? And maybe a large understock? How about grafting 10 different cultivars to a single tree?! We'll see what happens....
     

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    Houzi Active Member 10 Years

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    You're crazy ha ha.If it works you can have a competition to think up a name :)
     
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    Houzi Active Member 10 Years

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    By the way K4,6weeks after grafting,they're only just now taking....I know why,it's a long story,had some failures but learnt a lot.I'll give you my tales of woe when I know the final tally ha ha.
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Oh yes, a naming competition would be fun!

    Hope things work out OK for you. I have failures too, you know. Everyone does...
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    GRADUATION DAY

    Got the first 300 or so grafts outside finally. My family room looks empty now! LOL!
     

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    kaitain, i have been following your forms and just want to give you props! your grafting setup is legit and cant wait to try my own someday, been propagating rhododendrons - next is grafting my maples!
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks Rwink! Its not hard, just requires a bit of practice and patience.
     
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    Kaitain4,

    I have noticed that you graft yours low instead of hi, can you elaborate a bit more?. Any pro and con for low-graft vs. hi?.

    Tks,
    Steve
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I think low grafts look better in general. The grafting scar is closer to the ground. I do graft weeping cultivars high, as I think it helps to get them elevated off the ground a little.
     
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    Morning K,

    Thank you for your great input.
    - I picked up your tip about re-graft if the first time it didn't take. Thus i would think if I grafted high, then I will have more chance to re-use the rootstock if it failed.

    - I also have another quick question regard to 'cleft' graft. It seems a bit difficult to line-up the cambium from the two joints precisely using this tech. so may I use the '8-points' graft on 'cleft' by angle the scion a little bit?.

    Thanks again,
    Steven
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I would think that will work. Try it and see. A lot of this is experimentation.
     
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    Thank you for your prompt reply.
    I will try and i will keep you updated on this. I have few rootstocks from those failed grafts last year that are quite short now but they may be a good candidate for these experiments.
     
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    Morning Kaintain4,

    From your thread about examining when the rootstock is ready after we try to get them out of dormancy.
    Is there a rule of thumb of how long they are inside until you can begin graft them?.
    I try to look for white root tips after one week of inside the garage underneath the heater (temp between 50-60) but don't find it yet. The pot look dry but the pot is still not very light. I stop water them and will not until at least a week or two after grafted. Do you think I can begin around the second week or wait a bit longer (sorry I am a bit anxious)?.

    Thanks.
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    It usually takes 3-4 weeks for me.
     
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    Hi Kaitain4,

    Thanks. I got it. Patient is virtue! :)).

    Steve
     

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