Fruit Tree Grafting for Beginners

Fruit Tree Grafting for Beginners

Last week I spoke about how who I plan my orchard of food producing perennials. Near the end of that video I spoke about the fact that you can increase the number of varieties you have through a process called grafting without having to plant another tree.
Today I am going to go through collecting and graft new varieties to my existing plants.

There are plenty of grafting techniques with including, Whip, Cleft, Side, Bud and Bridge graft. Before I do any grafting I like to research the techniques just to make sure I am refreshed. Sites like the University of Minnesota do a great job outlining the methods. [1]

0:37 Combination Fruit Trees
1:10 Grafting with in the Family
1:31 Definition of Rootstock and Scion wood
1:41 When the rootstock plant is ready
2:06 Scion harvest and storage
3:04 Grafting Tools
3:24 Grafting techniques
3:41 When is the best time to Graft
3:55 Cleft Graft Technique
6:07 What is a Bud Graft
6:24 Successful Graft and Time to fruiting
7:00 Benefits of grafting (fertilization, varieties, harvest time)

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[1] University of Minnesota Grafting Resources Site:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/grafting-and-budding-fruit-trees/

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50 Comments

  1. Yaoreiyo Rungsung on November 14, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Can I graft pear, peach or plum into apple? Please advise.

  2. Tia Rudd on November 14, 2021 at 11:25 am

    I cut some scions from a heritage apple tree in Montana a few weeks ago (early October). We’ve been able to keep them cool and moist (now in the fridge). Can I keep these until the spring, when a grafting is more likely to take?

  3. berner on November 14, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Edmonton made me wish you could graft houses. That way there’d actually be some f’ing variety in the houses you could shop for. Instead it’s the same old clones at a zero property line and small yards.

  4. Hdz on November 14, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Great informative video!

  5. boss shik on November 14, 2021 at 11:33 am
  6. Shilyn Sews on November 14, 2021 at 11:40 am

    I’m hoping to graft a jackfruit to a fig tree – they’re in the same family!

  7. jimmy is lonewolf on November 14, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Very interesting

  8. Alex Thai on November 14, 2021 at 11:43 am

    plant variety is created by human’s cares and natural environment from the time you grow its seed into the ground until the time it bear fruits………I can guarantee 100% sure that people can’t save plant variety to keep them for their own copy……….and for grafting, layering, and cloning, I don’t know if these works will bring back the same clone of a plant or not because there is no prove………people just said it and think it their way

  9. Chhatru Farming on November 14, 2021 at 11:44 am

    #शत्रुफार्मिंग

  10. J on November 14, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Frankenfruit. I don’t like it

  11. Yard Planting on November 14, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Hi! Thank you for the tips. I used electrical tape on my graft. Does it affect the growth of the main branch? What will I do if the one I grafted grows faster? Pls check this out. Thank you! https://youtu.be/yipklTA18rc

  12. joerahman1 on November 14, 2021 at 11:49 am

    how many different types of varieties can you graft on one tree?

  13. Josh King on November 14, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Thank you very helpful

  14. BT -7274 on November 14, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Thanks for the tutorial! My new Rokakaka is about to be lit!

  15. BURHAN FARIQ on November 14, 2021 at 11:51 am
  16. Leonardo Sta. Ana on November 14, 2021 at 11:52 am

    When is the best time to do grafting in Ontario Canada? It is Fall or Spring season?

  17. Grafting Tactick on November 14, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Vary nice sharing 👌 👏

  18. Alex Thai on November 14, 2021 at 11:53 am

    who could guarantee that grafting, layering, and cloning will bring back the same clone of a fruit tree??? and how to prove that???

  19. Vangjel Frroku on November 14, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Thank you 👍☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

  20. ChampionGold on November 14, 2021 at 11:56 am

    thank you i hope this stops my son from turning into a rock

  21. Gay Ann on November 14, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Thank you so much I found you instruction clear and simple, now to my fig tree!!

  22. Jose Alvarado on November 14, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Great ,man . An excellent and professional explanation of how to do the right thing and voila you got what you want. . Thanks for share your video.

  23. fertile_farmacy on November 14, 2021 at 11:57 am

    I have an Anna and a Dorsett ape tree. Neither are growing well. How do I know if my tree is viable for grafting?

  24. ayeeee on November 14, 2021 at 11:58 am

    What is the wax called? And is that necessary

  25. Chris Hohlstein on November 14, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Stephen, your expertise and delivery was impeccable! Bless you sir!

  26. Christos on November 14, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Alberta before lockdown and passports.

  27. My dixie normus Moto man on November 14, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    I want to graft peppers does that work the same way as grafting trees?

  28. Dejan Jovanovic on November 14, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Interesting… I was using only one way of grafting. making T shape carve in the bark and inserting petiole of young leaf into it. … that way can be applied at the end of May and begining of June. all the leaves from young tree must be torn of, and all, or almost all twigs must be cut. I was sucesfull that way in grafting "Golden Delicious" apple sort on wild apple tree, and pears on quince tree. But i failed in grafting cherries on wild cherry tree. This way that you had shown could be more effective. and it looks simplier. Also, the period of a year for that way of grafting is better. Also, when you are doing T grafting, you can’t allow mixture of wild branches and cultivated branches. Maybe sometimes, but it’s not reomendable. Willd twigs will kill the scion of leaf petiole. Twigs are starting to grow from petiole in T grafting. Other twigs should not be there. But this your way looks to offer more options

  29. Shamena Hosein on November 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    this was extremely helpful,
    thank you

  30. Oxazepam65 on November 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    2:26 I consider the best time is when the neighbours are on vacantion.

  31. My Dao on November 14, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    How many graft can I have in my grape fruit tree?is that too many would be unhealthy for the tree?Thanks

  32. Hagraggen on November 14, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    I dong know why I’m watching

  33. Beatrice Musolo on November 14, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Hi,can I use the scion from the same tree I got the seed from?can it give me good fruits

  34. Ja Y on November 14, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Nicely done video

  35. punaniexpert77 on November 14, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Hi, how long after you take off the tape?

  36. stonefly69 on November 14, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Do you have apple maggots or codling moths in your area???

  37. N8UR NURD on November 14, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    "You’ll want to collect the scion wood. The best best time do do this is when…" I really thought you were going to say "the tree’s owner is not home…" HAHA! 🙂

  38. Karan Patel on November 14, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    My any grafting is not successful anytime .I will try it more than 250 times….

  39. Brennan Smith on November 14, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Letterkenny meets Agroforestry. Thanks for this helpful video.

  40. edward Haantanda on November 14, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    This has been helpful. Thanks a lot.

  41. Arbër rëdrA on November 14, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    I grafted mine in late fall
    I might have F**cked it

  42. Joey Sutterfield on November 14, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    I was wondering can I graft a pear tree to a fig tree?

  43. Jack Angel on November 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you now I can graft my stolen branch in order to grow a fruit to cure my hospitalized mother of a rock illness

  44. Azumarill on November 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Would love to see ur trees now

  45. Irina Sol on November 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Awesome informative video, really appreciated. Thank you!
    Because of my inexperience, I overwatered my avocado tree and it died ( or so I thought) from root rot. Months after I stopped watering it I realized that it was actually alive and had started growing up from the very bottom, since the rest of the tree (graft included) is dried. The new branch is about a foot below the grafting. Do I need to graft it again?
    Thank you!

  46. Edward McCarthy on November 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Can I graft from a full-grown fruiting mango tree To a Mango tree about 5 yrs old not yet growing fruit ?

  47. Wisma Teduh on November 14, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Can grafting apple with other fruit tree? Example peach

  48. Tech Queries on November 14, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Is it possible to make a tree that can do both apples and oranges?

  49. Duc Pham on November 14, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    I planted 2 Shinseki ( self-fertile ) too far from each other. Can I graft one to other, so I’ll get more fruit or not ?

  50. Yard Planting on November 14, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you!

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