As leaves start to grow on your top-fruit trees it’s a good time to check your grafted plants for unwanted rootstock bud-break.
Another 16th century mention for multiple-variety fruit tree grafting suggests it was quite a common practice for the time.
As this 16th century quotation shows, the concept of the multi-variety ‘family’ fruit tree is not a new one.
I’ve been meaning to graft up a multi-variety apple tree for a while; here’s my first attempt.
If you’re looking for expert advice on grafting apple and pear trees, look no further.
Another good example of the almost scientific level of knowledge in C17th pomology.
In the 18th century pomologists knew that only grafted trees came true to type, without knowing exactly why…