Grafting Apple Trees

GraftingIn my never ending search for knowledge I have been looking into grafting two unknown cider apples I discovered onto a good root stock, I have quite a collection of old gardening books so began trawling through them to see what I could find, the image was taken from “Practical Gardening and Food Production in Pictures” by “Richard Sudell” I believe it was published around 1946.

ABC of Fruit Growing

ABC of Fruit Growing

ABC of Fruit Growing

ABC of Fruit Growing

Another two images that may be of interest are from “The ABC of Fruit Growing” by “W. E. Shewell-Cooper” 1954.


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One Response to Grafting Apple Trees

  1. sky says:

    Thank you for sharing the illustrations of how to graft. I have never heard of “strap grafting” or “whip and tongue” in Japan, although I have seen the latter method being recommended for hard twigs like feijoa. The problem is that, because feijoa is so hard and dry, I can never get the zigzag cutting right. So, I thought a grafting tool might get the job done instantly.

    Some of my gardening friends have recently purchased the omega grafting tool and I have been searching for information to see how effective it really was. Having read your article on the very model I was thinking of buying, I decided not. I shall continue practising on my poor plum trees, etc.

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