peach tree grafting with buds?
Can you graft a peach tree by placing a flowering bud or two under the bark of a mature peach tree? If so, what is the success? Any special procedures for this? Thanks, Jim Cook
Yavapai County Arizona
Thank you for putting forward your question and I'll do my best to answer it for you. Grafting success requires the buds (scions) to be dormant. To do this, bud wood is collected in January or February If they are active, there is little hope of grafting success. There are many special procedures that should be followed and it is best if an experienced grafter can demonstrate this to you. Unfortunately, I do not have time or resources currently to teach this skill. I have attached links to publications which may assist you in learning grafting. In the future, please contact one of our offices directly:
University of Missouri Grafting Publication
Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Grafting Publication
Regards, Jeff Schalau