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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: Whitethorn on July 24, 2021, 08:43:26 PM

Title: Citrus bud grafting
Post by: Whitethorn on July 24, 2021, 08:43:26 PM
After having dismal success rates grafting citrus using cleft grafts, I switched to chip/bud grafting and am having much better success.  Iím still only at about 50% success but it is much better than before. Iíve done plenty of successful cleft grafts on apple and pear so I think my technique is not too bad. I am also surprised at how fast bud grafts grow once they take. Itís counterintuitive but my citrus bud grafts from last year have grown incredibly and have significantly surpassed my previous yearsí citrus cleft grafts in overall size.  Thought Iíd post this for anyone who has been discouraged by their citrus grafting results.
Title: Re: Citrus bud grafting
Post by: Galatians522 on July 24, 2021, 09:12:31 PM
Thanks for posting, that is good to know. The local citrus nurseries use chip budding and T-budding. Apparently T-budding has an even higher take percentage for citrus, but it can only be done when the bark is slipping and peels easily. Even I was able to do it with almost 100% success and I am not a good grafter.