Simple Steps to Tree Grafting
Tree grafting is a pretty neat way of duplicating the same species of plant or producing something different while at the seem time-saving a few dollars. The very first time I was introduced to grafting a tree was many years ago when I worked as a landscape tech
It was interesting to see how this method was carried out. Here in the Bahamas, we call this method tree mossing. In this article, we will be looking at how this is done as we enter the world of tree grafting.
What is tree grafting all about?
I am glad that you asked. Grafting is the process by which various methods are used to join different plant parts to grow as one I think that is pretty amazing. As a kid growing up I remembered
we grew these fruits in the neighborhood that was called sour orange, I was told that it was a mixture of an orange and a sour tree that produced this bittersweet fruit and to be honest the fruit tasted great. We will now be turning our attention to how to graft a tree.
How to graft a tree
Grafting is not as hard as some may think, all it takes is a little know-how and you will be well on your way.
The final word
Tree grafting is a cool way to have so much fun while experimenting with plant varieties. So go ahead and give this a try you will enjoy the results as you work hand in hand with nature.
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10 thoughts on “How To Graft A Tree”
I have always wanted to learn how to graft a tree and so I was so glad to have found this article! Not only is this a fun thing to do, but it is a great way to combine wonderful species into something different!
Your orange and sour tree is a great example and inspired me to try this!
Hello Amy so nice to hear from you, grafting is really cool and you can have fun as you experiment with plants that are compatible in their species. I am glad that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.
wow, I never knew this was something that you can do…
I’m currently developing my green thumb right now and I find this idea fascinating and something I would want to try. Is there only certain plants you can do this with, or is it something you can get creative with?
Have you tried this process yourself?
Hello Stephania it is so good to meet you. Grafting is pretty cool and have been around for some time. You can get creative but the trees must be compatible for this to work. For example and orange and a tangirine tree or a grapfuit and orange.
As long as the trees are compatible in their species this can work. Hope this helps, all the best to you and please let me know how it goes.Have a good day.
I have heard about tree grafting before but always thought of it as something extremely complicated. After reading your post, I am having second thoughts. It actually looks do-able.
I was wondering though, do we always have to graft trees of the same species eg. different varieties of mangoes on one tree or can I have a tree that have different types of fruits completely?
Hello Fredd it is so nice to hear from you and it is good to see that you find my post most helpful. When grating the tree should have similar genetic make up in order for this to work for example a sour and and orange tree both of them are know as citrus trees.
As long as the genetics are similar this can work. Hope this helps. All the best to you and have a good day.
I am so glad I came across your post, it brings many memories from my childhood when my father would graft our fruit trees. I never understood that it is so important to do if you want a fruit bearing tree. As I am planning my new yard and definitely will be having some apple trees can you tell me if there are any common fruit trees, that you know of, you don’t have to graft?
Hello Gabby so nice to meet you and thanks for commenting. Grafting is just a procedure for you to get your desired results. You can plant any tree without having to grat for example orange, mango, plum, apple, cherry tree and so on.
Hope this helps and please let me know how it goes. have a good day.
Thanks for the helpful video. It was clear and easy to follow. I was wondering where can you order the grafts to add to your existing trees? I wish you had a link on your page to show me where to order these – I have a tree I’d like to try it out on! 🙂
Hello, my friend. Good to see you again, As long as the trees are compatible you can gratf it. For example and orange and a sour tree is compatible because they belong to the citurs family. You can also check with your nursey or garden center for more on this
Just watch the video again, it is just a matter of knowing where and how to cut from the tree. Hope this helps, all the best to you and please let me know how it goes.