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Apple tree root stock

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Habitat' started by salmon slayer2, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. fairfax1

    fairfax1

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    Upon reflection......I may add those 'side-grafts' to the roots I worked on tonight.
    I can't see how it could hurt......and I do have room on the root to fit in a side-graft.....and I got the scion material.

    If that is a bingo....come May when growth shows, well, I owe someone a bomber of Scotch Ale.
     
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  2. Tumble Leaf

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    what is the length you cut the fencing to put around your apples, I don't want them to outgrow the cage the first few years.
     

  3. hk_sl8

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    My link was for 5', but it actually 6' that I used. By cutting the last horizontal strand, the hoops are 5'8" tall around the trees.
     
  4. salmon slayer2

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    What are your thoughts on this weekend for some grafting in the field? I've kept my honey crisp cuttings in the fridge in a ziplock with a moist paper towel. The weather looks like it may finally be warming up!


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  5. nothbound

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    I'd wait until bark is slipping for field grafts
     
  6. Direwolfe

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    Bark slipping + field grafts = bud graft. I field graft whip and tongue or cleft with success at this time.
     
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  7. Wareagle1

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    I agree with DireWolfe. Now till the leaves are popping out. Reminder of the old axiom, "when the leaves are as big as mouse ears"...Which my gut / experience says is a little late - maybe not late but no reason to wait until then. Bud swell is good enough.