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How do you graft fruit trees? Thank you.
By Danny from Florida
How to Graft Fruit Trees
Grafting is simply inserting a cut twig from one fruit tree into a cut in another compatible fruit tree. Creating successful crossbreeds of similar plants and other flora is very rewarding. Most same fruit varieties can be grafted easily. Almost all citrus types are compatible with other citruses.
Things You'll Need:
Two compatible fruit tree twigs
Cellophane or plastic bag
Step1Cut two twigs from compatible fruit tree species. Twigs should be cut at a 45 degree angle to each other to form a close bond.
Step2Place twigs together allowing the small band of cells called the cambium (just under the bark layer) to match up as closely as possible.
Step3Secure the two twigs together using a commercially available grafting tape. Rubber electrical tape or duct tape may also be used. Place a rubber band around the grafting site firmly but not too tightly.
Step4Let the twigs fuse over two to three weeks for successful buds.for more search for your question.
I am looking for information on grafting a citrus tree.
I just read a post from last year about grafting citrus. Any chance you could add some pictures, or share a site that has pictures, as an example?
I had a Meyer lemon that died back to the root stock after an unusually hard winter last year. I've got a friend that has one that I could get some cuttings off of, so I'd like to see it before I mess something up trying.
Thanks in advance!
Hardiness Zone: 9a
By Blane from Tomball, TX
Sorry, I have no feedback for the lemon tree graft. My citrus trees have been frozen from winter cold here in Florida, \I now have new growth above the graft on root. Will this affect the fruit taste? Should I replant new trees? Lemon grapefruit and Honey belle Orange.