Apple Tree Propagation: Grafting


Cleft grafting: placing the scion. Photo by Wes Autio, UMass at Amherst.
Cleft Grafting 3:  Placing the Scion

Several grafting techniques are possible. The one to use depends on the conditions under which the grafting is to be done. Whip grafting, sometimes called bench grafting, is one of the most common. Cleft grafting is the technique most frequently used in top working an apple tree. Other grafting techniques are variations of whip or cleft grafting.

Whatever the grafting technique used, it is necessary to match as …