Sunday, 30 January 2011
Peach Pruning and Autumn Cherry chip bud grafts
In the Autumn, I did some chip bud grafting. This shot is the root stock with a bud grafted on. The graft variety was Stella, The root stock was home grown from a seed, thanks to the local supermarket. click here for some links on how to chip bid, This is today before taking off the tape. I know it has united because the bud is starting to break
Once the tape was removed, this is the greeting I got, a lovely looking union between host and graft.
A side shot.
When I graft I clean the bark area with alcohol rub and the tape I use is florists tape. Both available from Ebay.
The weather in Wakefield today is cold and dry.