Apple tree grafting – the saddle graft, another video in the series of Stephen Hayes Fruitwise guide to apple tree pruning.
I’m taking notes because it helps me to learn and remember:
The saddle graft is quick and easy. 1060 Rootstock Queen cox variety
using an Opinel french locking penknife locking number 6 stainless steel
cut down to a wedge on the rootstock
cut a V into the scion wood
knife needs to be sharp
soak in methylated spirit to keep sterile
The two parts of the saddle graft fit nicely together live wood to live wood.
wrap with cut freezer bag or similar material.
no air space firm contact
label your trees