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lebmung

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Interstock graft
« on: April 03, 2021, 05:39:47 AM »
Has anyone tried to graft a scion and an interstock in the same time to the rootstock? By that I mean 2 grafts.

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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 06:38:29 AM »
why would you want to do that?

You will only stress both scions more than normal grafting. But I do seem to remember a youtube video where they were doing this inside a greenhouse.

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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 02:49:13 PM »
Actually, I almost never graft anymore, I just purchase another tree of the variety I want.

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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 04:27:42 PM »
why would you want to do that?

You will only stress both scions more than normal grafting. But I do seem to remember a youtube video where they were doing this inside a greenhouse.
Use it to graft something that wont usually graft, and use an interstock that will usually graft to BOTH the scion and the rootstock, and then you can graft them together
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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 04:58:39 PM »
Here's an old post by Adam (FFF) where he double stacked a loquat scion grafts at the same time and it worked.

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=1190.msg181776#msg181776

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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2021, 04:59:48 PM »
The benefit of doing the two grafts at once is the time saved by not needing two separate procedures with an interim waiting period. However, it's only worth the effort if there's a high percentage of successful "takes". If only the lower graft is successful, the top scion can be re-grafted. If the lower graft fails, there's no hope for the upper one.

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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2021, 05:03:20 PM »
I agree, I see no advantage to doing it. Why not wait a few weeks or a month before putting on the second graft. I have may branches with more than a few interstock grafted(double, triple) but I put on the next graft after the first graft has healed.

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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2021, 05:40:20 AM »
It just from a time perspective. I would be faster, one or two months ahead.
There are some benefits using an interstock.
Say you have calcareous soil but can't use FD to dwarf the tree.

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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2021, 09:58:07 AM »
calcareous soil?  Use US897 or Marumi kumquat as rootstock.  Marumi is even more dwarfing than FD.

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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2021, 12:20:40 PM »
It just from a time perspective. I would be faster, one or two months ahead.
There are some benefits using an interstock.
Say you have calcareous soil but can't use FD to dwarf the tree.

No way I would talk a knife to a two month old graft. So them both at once are wait a year.

Friend just did this with sone fruits and itís pushing at least.
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Re: Interstock graft
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2021, 03:04:09 PM »
calcareous soil?  Use US897 or Marumi kumquat as rootstock.  Marumi is even more dwarfing than FD.

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