I was going through all my orchard pics for the past couple of years and put these together, I thought it would be neat to show. It is a 2n1 Flavor Supreme/Flavor King tree I bark grafted.
I dug up a 3/4" caliper seedling plum tree that was growing in the back corner of my yard and re-planted it in my orchard in Jan. 2014. I cut it off at knee high and put the two grafts on.
This picture was taken 3/2014 from the north side of the tree FK is on the left FS on right
That’s going too far above and beyond for me, I’ll just see how it grows over the next year or two. If the weaker FK graft gets overrun, I’ll just cut it off and have a FS tree. Although, that is kind of a neat idea, I wonder how well that would work?
Yeah, not reasonable, but I’d like to see it. I have some of my own trees to experiment like that with, just don’t seem to find the time. I’ve still got a fridge full of scion wood that needs grafting before any such messing around.
The more I think about it, the more I like it. I don’t know how much structure it would add, but it would look cool. Also I’m thinking if I try it, I’d use a different variety scion/bridge wood and graft it so there is a bud in middle of the bridge so I’d have another variety on the tree. I wonder if that would work. I could do another different bridge on the other side of the tree and have two new varieties.
You’d do better grafting a limb from one onto the other side. That way you only need to stabilize one side while it’s healing. You could graft each side to the other. I see the big issue being how to hold everything still while the graft heals in. That and what technique do you use at the union? Most things are going to temporaily weaken the limb you are grafting onto.
I think I get what you’re saying. Bend a branch from the Strong FS shoot and graft it to the weaker FK shoot? Or vice versa or both. I like that idea, of course it would be just for a fun experiment. I think I’d use a side graft wrapped with budding tape, then electrical tape over that for more structure.