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Hi there I am in the process of buying a property and want to get started planting fruit trees right away. It I am trying to keep costs down so I am going to graft my own fruit trees by whip and tongue grafts. My plan was to do the grafts indoors in December/January to allow time to heal and then plant out in Febuary has anyone had success doing this? I am in zone 8a just outside of Seattle, the company I am ordering the root stock from send them out at about 1/4" caliper
 
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Have you thought of getting some quince and growing your own stocks ?

David
 
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I plan on growing out my own rootstock eventually but I want to get some of the longer maturing fruit trees in the ground like paw paws cherries and peaches and then work on establishing my own mini nursery.
 
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Natalie Kadziel wrote:I plan on growing out my own rootstock eventually but I want to get some of the longer maturing fruit trees in the ground like paw paws cherries and peaches and then work on establishing my own mini nursery.



The pawpaw, in my experiences, does not respond very well to grafting.
If you do these grafts indoors don't forget that you will need to "harden off" the trees or the grafts might not survive.
They should be treated as if they were plants brought in to over winter then put back out in the spring slowly re-acclimating them to the outdoors environment.

 
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Thanks for the tip I won't graft the paw paw trees but the others I will be grafting
 
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