Spring/Fall Field budding and Re-budding
If you want to grow a new varietal, you have the option of grafting cuttings onto your existing rootstock, saving you the time of establishing a new root system. Also, if your original vines were planted on grafted rootstock designed to resist phylloxera, or if your current rootstock is designed to grow well in your type of soil and climate, you may wish to keep those already established roots and graft onto them.
Also called Shield Budding, this may be used on green shoots in early summer. This type of budding, when done on established vines, is useful for obtaining the rapid multiplication of rare varietals or for obtaining early fruiting of seedling.
The whip is stronger, because the interlocking tongues are held under compression by the natural elasticity of the wood of both stock and scion
To change varieties. In cleft grafting the trunk is split with the broad edge of a special grafting tool. After the stump is split, the grafting tool is removed and the small end or chisel is placed in the cleft to pry it apart for insertion of the scion.
Our crew with many years of experience provide the best grafting results in the Northern California and Oregon locations we serve.
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