A shout out for Steven Edholm’s superb SkillCult blog, where he’s been offering grafting advice and talking about his apple breeding project.
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.
Not sure when to graffe your peares, wardens or apples? Here’s Master F. to set you straight.
Here’s a 16th century guide to assembling your graffynge kit, which every good housbande should keep to hand.
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…
An intro to Genetic diversity and clonal propagation, sixteenth century style.