Shawn Harper wrote:So I know paul isn't big on grafting, I am not huge on it myself but I thought I would share this idea.
What if we could put just one of these where sheeple could see regularly. Not only do they see an amazingly beautiful tree in spring, they get to see you harvesting from it all year. I have always thought grafted trees never looked as nice as natural ones, but maybe the problem is the solution?
james Apodaca wrote:I've seen this post a lot lately. Every picture I've seen looks like its computer generated.
Once the working tree was about two years old, Van Aken used a technique called chip grafting to add more varieties on as separate branches. This technique involves taking a sliver off a fruit tree that includes the bud, and inserting that into an incision in the working tree. It's then taped into place, and left to sit and heal over winter. If all goes well, the branch will be pruned back to encourage it to grow as a normal branch on the working tree.