- May 14, 2017
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- Central Maine, Zone 4B
It's stupid simple.That's so cool! I've always been interested in grafting, but never had the gumption to actually do it.
The only supplies I need are: clippers, a razor knife, or other super sharp knife, a roll of electrical tape and grafting wax. Instead of buying the expensive grafting wax, I bought a wax toilet ring. That contains enough wax to last my life time!
Once supplies are gathered, it takes about 10 minutes to do a cleft graft. I cut my scion wood, with intent to graft the same day it's cut. I do my grafting when buds are swollen, but before they break. That way, I'm sure there's a lot of sap traveling up the tree to nourish the scion.
While the instructions in the following article states that clefting is used with a LARGE root stock, I cleft graft any root stock that is a bit larger than the diameter of a pencil.