What is best time for grafting plums?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by JasmineTea, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. JasmineTea

    JasmineTea New Member

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    White Rock
    Living in a home with a very small garden I kind want to have multiple type of fruit trees but there is only a limited amount of space for me. I know you can graft a lot type of stone fruits together onto the same tree, but what is the best time to do grafting in Vancouver, BC? I have a few types of plums, and the base is a blue plum.

    I hope some really amazing person here who had experience in grafting will share his/her experience. It would be super awesome. Thank you in advance. :)
  2. vitog

    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Burnaby, Canada
    The best time for grafting short stem sections on to temperate fruit trees is just before growth starts in spring. Shortly after growth starts also works, since that is when I grafted a new variety on my plum tree this spring. That applies to several types of scion grafting.

    Bud grafting is usually done in late summer; I'm preparing to try it right now on both apple and plum trees. There is plenty of information about the different types of grafting available on the Web.
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