Menu Close
Avatar
Log In
Please consider registering
Guest
Forum Scope






Start typing a member's name above and it will auto-complete

Match



Forum Options



Min search length: 3 characters / Max search length: 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_TopicIcon
Grafting Help
Looking for help making a graft
Avatar
Marc C
2 Posts
(Offline)
1
February 15, 2024 - 4:36 pm

I have a pear tree that we have to remove because it's in the wrong place. It has good pears and I'd like to take a cutting and graft it to a new rootstock so I can have a new version of the tree.

I have never done any grafting. I can give it a try, but it would be great if there's someone with experience who could help. Where do I get a root stock?    

Avatar
John S
PDX OR
2868 Posts
(Offline)
2
February 15, 2024 - 8:15 pm

You don't want to dig up the tree and move it? I've done that countless times.

Where do you live?

John S
PDX OR

Avatar
Dubyadee
Puyallup, Washington, USA
241 Posts
(Offline)
3
February 15, 2024 - 10:39 pm

Pears are relatively easy for a beginner to graft and have success. You could purchase a bare root pear tree at your local nursery or garden store and you’ll have a larger tree to start with than a piece of rootstock. The bare root tree will also have several branches that you could graft to and try different styles of graft to increase your chances of success. The best advice is to cut your scion to two or three buds so that the union can support the grafted pieces until it grows. 

Avatar
Marc C
2 Posts
(Offline)
4
February 17, 2024 - 12:28 pm

Thanks for the answers. The tree is about 20ft tall and the trunk is about a foot in diameter, so moving it isn't really practical. 🙂

I didn't think of getting a bare root tree at a nursery and grafting onto that. That's a good suggestion.

Avatar
jafar
798 Posts
(Offline)
5
February 17, 2024 - 12:58 pm

If you aren't certain of the variety of the pear tree, ideally you will wait until your graft takes and grows before removing the original.

If you plan to use traditional grafting, you'll want to collect the scion wood soon if you haven't already. 

You might also park some scions on somebody elses established pear tree, or give some away for sources of future backup scion wood.

If you know the variety, you can just buy another tree.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
All RSSShow Stats
Administrators:
Idyllwild
Moderators:
jafar
Marsha H
Viron
John S
Top Posters:
Rooney: 803
DanielW: 519
PlumFun: 495
Reinettes: 428
davem: 367
Dubyadee: 241
sweepbjames: 234
gkowen: 218
Larry_G: 196
quokka: 174
Newest Members:
Niko0508
legonip
JenniferinMI
anyaburke
simplespacesorganizingco
jennikim266
Franny
marieh
leviscowill23
relobo3343
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 4
Topics: 2922
Posts: 16895

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 0
Members: 1446
Moderators: 4
Admins: 1
Most Users Ever Online: 283
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 18
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)