I did a few more peach grafts today … its going to be high around 70 for the next week more or less. The peach shoots are maybe 4" on average with much longer ones at pruning cuts. I don’t really need any more peaches but I have plenty of seedlings to play around with.
Here is a picture of one I just did:
I also took some pictures of the 3 or so weeks ago grafts. Here is the one that just got going, weak Red Baron scion on weak stock:
You can see how I twist the parafilm like a cord in this picture, its the big bulge at the graft union.
Here are some top workings on my Shui Mi Tao Honey peach:
I also did an apricot topwork which was going fine, but the stock insists on putting out zillions of little buds and I think it may defeat the scions:
This has been a big problem with some apricot top workings, for Robada it took me three tries before I finally managed to topwork it. If I had done the graft at the base it would have worked fine, but then deer might munch it to death.