A Guide to Grafting Apple Trees

Learn how to grow traditional American apple stocks in your own orchard or garden with this introduction to three grafting techniques: T-bud grafting, chip budding, and scion grafting.



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Bud grafting: The first cut.
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Bud grafting: The second and third cut.
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Although making your own cider does require some patience and a little elbow grease (even if the little folks lend a hand), the results make all that effort seem well worth it.
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Bud grafting: Wrapping. The cambrium, or layer of cells between the bark and the wood, must be joined to the cambrium of the new stock, and bound tightly.
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