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Multiroostock grafting into branches
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:17:19 PM »
I don't know if this grafting method have been already discussed in the forum, I couldn't find it. It's one of the weirdest ways to graft I've ever seen, instead of grafting cv into the rootstock, this method grafts several rootstocks into a cv branch, by using just their roots, like some kind of an air layering/grafting hybrid technique. By doing so, these guys get big plants with several main roots to feed the new tree. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KZUv48M7Wg

 
« Last Edit: December 11, 2017, 01:54:20 PM by Jose Spain »
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Re: Multiroostock grafting into branches
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 01:31:44 PM »
Very cool,would be great for durain

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Re: Multiroostock grafting into branches
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 02:55:21 PM »
It is crazy they didn't even line up the cambium. They just slapped the rootstock onto the big slices. I wonder if these survived or thrived. You could also just graft together some nice healthy root pruned rootstocks and graft it normally and watch it take of like a rocket.
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Re: Multiroostock grafting into branches
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 03:10:53 PM »
It also got my attention that they don't even try to match cambium, but it must work, because there are several videos showing the method, like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0GnP46eLSQ

An another variant with younger stuff and using part of the stem along with the root:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eEC0Y4WKjY
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Re: Multiroostock grafting into branches
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 05:05:06 PM »
When we graft similar sized branches, we need to cut into the branches. This gives 2 thin lines of cambium. We need to line up 1 side to match the cambium.

In the video, the guy removed a big chunk of bark from a big branch. Left on the big branch was a big sheet of cambium. He did not need to line up the rootstock.

The difference is sheet of cambium versus 2 thin lines of cambium.

 

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