Here’s some eighteenth century advice on the best time to collect pear and plum scions and how to store them before grafting.
Category: Top Fruit Grafting
How To: Top-Graft a ‘Family’ Apple Tree
Here’s how I went about creating a ‘family’ apple tree of six varieties, using the rind grafting technique.
How NOT to Graft a ‘Family’ Apple Tree (#EpicFail)
The best laid plans of orchardists also gang aft a-gley, especially if you don’t think your clever ideas through properly…
Amelia Simmons, on Grafting a ‘Family Tree’
Words of wisdom here on how to keep youngsters out of mischief by teaching them the art of apple tree grafting.
Time to Check Grafted Trees for Rootstock Regrowth
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.
Arnold’s Chronicle on Greffing Family Trees
Another 16th century mention for multiple-variety fruit tree grafting suggests it was quite a common practice for the time.
Brossard (Mascall), on Graffyng Family Trees
As this 16th century quotation shows, the concept of the multi-variety ‘family’ fruit tree is not a new one.
Growing a ‘Family’ Apple Tree – Episode 1
I’ve been meaning to graft up a multi-variety apple tree for a while; here’s my first attempt.
Fruit Tree Grafting Advice From the Experts
If you’re looking for expert advice on grafting apple and pear trees, look no further.
John Evelyn, on the Variability of Kernels
Another good example of the almost scientific level of knowledge in C17th pomology.