Grafting Tutorials

Grafting by Whip and Tongue in March

What is the method for whip and tongue grafting? What tools do you need? Our preferred method of grafting apple, pear and plum trees, the whip and tongue technique, is ideal for beginners and has a high success rate.

Caring for Your Grafted Fruit Trees in April

Grafted your fruit trees? You’re probably wondering what’s next! Once your apple, pear and plum trees are grafted, they’re going to need extra care during the early stages of their growth.

Reworking Fruit Trees in April (Part 1)

Did you know that you can graft onto existing fruit trees? Older trees can be re-grafted into something new. You can graft multiple varieties of apple, pear and plums onto a single tree!  Learn about how to graft new sion wood onto existing trees. This could be to rejuvenate an old tree into a new variety, or change up individual branches. 

Reworking Fruit Trees in April (Part 2)

Learn more about grafting onto existing trees.

Reworking Fruit Trees in April (Part 3)

Learn more about grafting onto older trees.

Grafting by T-Budding in June

What is T-bud grafting? T-budding is grafting with the use of buds instead of chunks of scion wood. This effective method can be achieved later in the season, and is a great way of being economical with limited graft material available.

Grafting by Chip Budding in September

What is chip bud grafting? Chip budding is similar to T-bud grafting as it also makes use of buds for the graft. One advantage over T-budding is that it can be carried out later in the year.

Growing Fruit Tree Graft Wood

What is scion wood? How do you grow wood for grafting? You might have mastered the different grafting techniques, but without high quality scion wood for grafting, your grafts are unlikely to take! Learn how to cultivate and store scion wood for your grafting.

Rubbing Out

How do you encourage your fruit tree grafts to take? Learn how to encourage your newly grafted trees to properly develop by rubbing out buds on your rootstocks.