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Whip and tongue Grafting.

Grafting a pear tree

There are many methods of grafting. Here's a very popular method used specially when the rootstock and the scion wood are about the same size. This method can be used on all fruit trees.

This technique is commonly used when both the rootstock and the scion are of matching size.

In these photos I'm grafting Pears variety "Flemish beauty". The rootstock I'm using is OHxF 333 which is a semi dwarfing. It is resistant to fire blight, collar rot, woolly pear aphids and pear decline which makes this a very healthy stock. The rootstock is still dormant and it's bare rooted. You can also graft on a rootstock that's in a pot or in ground. Grafting has to be done at a certain time of year. This was done on March 17th. Whip and tongue grafting can still be done when the rootstock first breaks dormancy, but the scions have to still be dormant for a successful graft.

Don't be discouraged if your graft fails the first time you attempt this. Even professional grafters don't have a 100% success. Keep trying till you get it right.

Method and technique used here is my own experience. There are various grafting techniques used, and they vary with each grafter.


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