Thursday, April 5, 2012

Grafting season will start early this year

    Young seedling trees have begun their springtime flush of new growth (photo at left) signaling that its time to start grafting.  I noticed that some of our seedling tree are much farther along than others with some trees just starting to push (photo below).
    Even though some trees are ready to graft,  I like to wait until all trees in a field are ready so I can just graft every tree down each row. Waiting a little bit and grafting a whole row at a time means that I'm less likely to make scionwood errors.
     We will start grafting next week (April 9-13) which is at least two weeks ahead our usual grafting time.