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 Grafting Question 
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Post Grafting Question
Hi all;
I am a new member. I live most of the year in Costa Rica. I have a grafting question. There is a fruit tree here called a Momoonchina most likely spelled that wrong! I want to grow some from seed and then graft it with a known producing tree. I have been told that the male tree does not produce fruit so waiting 5 years to see is not what I want. I see many trees producing without another one around so the male seems to not be a necessity. Here is my problem. Trees for the most part here do not go thru a dormant stage. Is there a grafting type that works best on nondormant trees? I have never grafted before but have been reading LOTS about different ways to do it.
Thanks
Hope someone here can help!
Bill


Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:06 pm
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Post Re: Grafting Question
Bud grafting, shield, or chip grafting (all similar), seem to be the choice of many, for grafting during the actively growing season. I'd try that. The bud stock taken as par usual from undamaged new (current seasons) growth.

James


Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:23 am
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Post Re: Grafting Question
Thanks James;
One more question. Am I rite that since the tree does not go dormant it won't have buds on the limbs only continued growth from the branch ends. Do I use a fairly new small leafed out limb as the bud?
Thanks
Bill


Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:22 am
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Post Re: Grafting Question
Bill.Moore wrote:
Thanks James;
One more question. Am I rite that since the tree does not go dormant it won't have buds on the limbs only continued growth from the branch ends. Do I use a fairly new small leafed out limb as the bud?
Thanks
Bill


Bill, using the new growth extension at the end of the limb. I'd look for fairly vigorous growth. There will be dormant buds at the leaf stem attachment sites. Usual practice is to snip most of the leaf off the leaf stems, to slow the transpiration of the buds/ bud stick, leaving the stem on also helps to handle placement of the bud chip.


Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:23 am
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Post Re: Grafting Question
Thank you very much for the help forums are great!!
Now all I need to do is get some seeds to grow! I am not sure if they are picky or not. I have read about soo many seeds that need
things to happen to them in order for them to germinate. I will keep the forum updated.
Thanks again
Bill


Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:32 am
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