Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

root grafting

March 23, 2003

Did You Know?

Dr. Dinkel sometimes gets 2 grafted trees per single rootstock using an interesting method he calls root grafting.  Those long taproots we often cut off to fit the tree into a pot can be used as rootstock by grafting directly onto it in some cases.  The best success is with a 12 inch or longer root cutting with at least some developed root hairs.  Whip and tongue graft as normal and plant it at the graft level or slightly below.  Voila!