This spring I tried air layering the first time, and if everything went right I should be ready to cut the branch in a few weeks.
The branch is from a Marianna rootstock that shot off below the graft on an apricot/Mariana tree. There’s several feet of growth above the airlayer. I’d like to take wood from the apricot, and graft, chip, or bud to the new growth, but I don’t know the best way to do it.
My first inclination is to take a chip from this year’s growth on the apricot and put it on my new branch, but I could probably also bud right now, and I might even be able to whip to the new growth
I’m interested in hearing other’s experiences and thoughts, so speak up if you like!