grafting apple trees

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It is the joining of two living trees from the same family. Rootstock and scion wood (the cutting) are sold for about £2.50 each. Lee says. For example, an apple with another variety of apple or a pear or an apricot or something else from the Rosaceae family. The variety and the rootstock are calloused, or grown together, as the tree heals. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. Whip grafting is an easy technique for the beginner, and has yielded good results for me with apples… {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/3\/3b\/Graft-an-Apple-Tree-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Graft-an-Apple-Tree-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/3\/3b\/Graft-an-Apple-Tree-Step-1.jpg\/aid4144222-v4-728px-Graft-an-Apple-Tree-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":"

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