Bespoke Grafting service
Fruitscape offers a bespoke grafting service whereby you can preserve a fruit tree that is close to your heart.
So if tou have:‐
- a fruit tree that is very old and on its last legs or
- about to loose a tree because of building work or
- about to move house and want to take it to your new home or
- would like a particular variety that you cannot get hold of
then Fruitscape's Bespoke Grafting Service could assist.
What does grafting a fruit tree involve ?
As fruit trees do not grow true to type from seed and it is difficult to get cuttings to root consistantly,
it is necessary to propogate them differently. Grafting involves taking a piece of wood from one tree and
attaching it to a rootstock. For fruit trees grafting is traditionally done in late February and into March.
If you are trying to preserve a tree, in January collect a piece of last seasons new growth, ideally of pencil thinckness.
The wood should then be placed in a plastic bag and kept cool, such as in the salad draw of the fridge.
Interested in having a tree grafted?
Please contact Fruitscape to discuss your requirements.