Split cherry grafting – Tips for my orchard


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The technique of grafting is a very important technique in the field of gardening, and it must be sufficiently known and mastered to bring some small but beautiful satisfactions even in our personal garden; is it practiced to allow a plant to fruit or flower, or is it still used ‘clinically’: many diseases almost impose the death of the plant, unless it is cut and grafted with branches of another specimen to bring it back to shape immediately. Fruit-wise, this is almost necessary, since fruit-bearing plants are often “wild” if born from seed, i.e. they do not produce edible fruit frequently or do not produce any. not produce; therefore, grafting them can be avoided and solved, obtaining beautiful fruits.

Cherry Split Graft

the grafting of the cherry tree, since it is a fruit-bearing plant, is almost necessary to obtain the most appreciated fruits of the period between May and June of each year; in particular for the cherry tree, split grafting is practiced: the plant (or a large branch of it, rarely) is cut cleanly, then causing a diametrical split in which young branches taken from a productive cherry tree will be grafted and whose l At the end the insert will be in the form of a knife or, for those who know it, a “fixed” type screwdriver. In this case, the graft is also called “graft”, hence the name of split graft.or at the stem. After that, the whole area should be covered with grafting putty, duct tape and a perforated plastic bag to protect it but also allow it to breathe.

Period and specifications

The choice of the period in which to graft is a difficult and important choice, because the success of the thing and also the realization depend on it; for delicate fruit plants like the cherry tree it is even more difficult, since it does not like to be “touched” by humans, being a very independent plant and tending to be wild. However, in the literature and by experience, we find that the best period is between the end of February and the beginning of March, in order to avoid frosts and above all to give all the time and strength to flower and bear fruit in May-June. . . A curiosity that sees the cherry as the protagonist is that it can be grafted onto a black cherry plant (which is a variety of the same group), obtaining good results from the point of view of production and flavor,

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