Mr Texas, i just watched the video on how to bark graft. EXCELLENT ADVICE!!! I was really concerned with how thick the rootstock is and this seems as if it is exactly what i need! Really appreciate it!! Should i do one bark graft and a back up t-bud or chip bud?
Stump is too big for t bud or chip bud. Be sure you test for bark slipping before you make a clean cut on the stump.
If not bark slipping, wait another month. On that stump I'd make a clean cut just above the sprouts and would make just one slit in the stump and
chisel end the scion with no more than 3 buds. Wrap the scion in parafilm and wrap the scion to the
stump with vinyl tape. Parafilm is not strong enough to wrap the scion tightly to the stump.
I always cover the stump with parafilm as well. Lastly cover stump with aluminum foil
to keep sun off.
I had to redo this bark graft this year. Last year I grafted too high and the scion and part of
the stump froze. Rootstock is sour orange.
Here is one I did a few weeks ago.