8 thoughts on “Grafting Fruit Trees with Bob Andersen

    Tina Califano

    (September 13, 2019 - 10:52 pm)

    I think I just learned a lot of valuable information 🐝❤️if I braid a wisteria vine together it can make a tree? By it rubbing together it makes it one,and stronger? So any vining plant can become a tree like structure?

    Sidney Easton

    (September 13, 2019 - 10:52 pm)

    To practice all types of graft select a branch that you are going to prune off a tree and graft onto it multiple times using different methods, you get your stock from the same tree. This method will give plenty of practice with no harm done and will give you chance to let the grafts take and grow before cutting the branch later in the season. When you think you have consistent results then you graft on to your root stocks the next season. the next stage is to coppice new root stocks. The growing of fruit then becomes free of cost, no pots no potting mix, no green house. Strips cut from a trash bag replace fancy tape and animal fat from the kitchen replaces grafting waxes. Rejoice your success and learn from your failure.

    CaseHeads G

    (September 13, 2019 - 10:52 pm)

    Another great video thanks LWF.

    James Edwards

    (September 13, 2019 - 10:52 pm)

    Hi , I'm in the Bahamas and we tried growing peaches here, but after the first three years we noticed that the fruit was now being attacked by these worms as well, never figured out what to do to stop them, this video was a great help and explanation of what is going on with the tree.
    Thanks

    Sandie Black

    (September 13, 2019 - 10:52 pm)

    When I was taught to do bud grafts we used strips of plastic grocery bags to wrap the new graft. We did the graft and the wrapping the same that you are doing. Now, I never could figure out if my instructor was kidding or not but he told us we should hold the bud we are preparing to graft in our mouth as we prepare the cut to accept the bud. He said the moisture in our mouth and the enzymes found in our spittle, encouraged the graft to take. He also said that if you smoked the moisture in your mouth was more likely to give you a better graft.. never did find out if he was kidding us or not.

    Joel Cotton

    (September 13, 2019 - 10:52 pm)

    Where do I get that hand out!?!

    Helen Nelson

    (September 13, 2019 - 10:52 pm)

    Bob, my maiden name is Andersen.  Maybe we're cousins.  ;–)

    Luke Olson

    (September 13, 2019 - 10:52 pm)

    I have really appreciated all the videos you folks put out! Thanks! Super helpful information!

    With these long videos, a table of contents with minute and second references could be very helpful. I love watching these long uncut videos – but sometimes I want the gist of the video and it's hard to find.

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