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Grafting Help
« on: May 08, 2022, 01:05:10 PM »
First time grafting and it's going to be a microcitrus species. What's the best grafting technique for grafting small twigs?

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Re: Grafting Help
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 03:46:58 PM »
Cleft grafting works, use a razor blade

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Re: Grafting Help
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 04:04:51 PM »
I also like to use the side veneer graft for the small citrus twigs. I had good success with 1/16" diameter scion wood. It allows you to graft the small scion onto slightly larger rootstock branch.

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Re: Grafting Help
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2022, 05:58:04 PM »
Agree, use a razor blade. I use a square double sided Wilkinson Sword, but cut in half so you are not having to hold both blade faces.
Parafilm or Buddy tape makes it much easier to cover the grafting work.
I often use a tomato grafting clip, to hold the graft closed while tying the first tie on the rootstock.
The same methods can be used for tiny chip buds or tiny T buds.

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Re: Grafting Help
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 03:21:43 PM »
Vash, how big is rootstock?

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Re: Grafting Help
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 04:01:34 PM »
I haven't bought the rootstock yet but I'm going to buy some this week from madisoncitrus

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Re: Grafting Help
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2022, 05:39:53 PM »
yes, they are a good source. Also have most of the varieties that CCPP program sells.

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Re: Grafting Help
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2022, 05:40:40 PM »
Can you say what variety you are going to micrograft?

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Re: Grafting Help
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2022, 11:18:36 PM »
Citrus glauca, heard they're on pair with kumquat or maybe hardier when dormant, need to find where I got that from though. Debating between US-942 or Rubidoux trifoliate for rootstock. The plant will be in the pot for most of its life.

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Re: Grafting Help
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2022, 11:25:41 PM »
Going with trifoliate.. want to add extra hardiness and dormancy

 

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