Can cleft grafting onto small bare-root rootstock work?

Has anyone had success using a cleft graft on new rootstock? I was trying to graft a Magness pear scion onto BA29C Quince bare-root rootstock using a whip and tongue graft but I’m a novice & couldn’t get the hang of it so I ended up doing a cleft graft. Have I doomed the poor thing?

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We cleft graft hundreds of root stocks every year.

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Oh, thank goodness! That’s a real relief. Thanks for answering! :smiley:

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Cleft graft is perfectly fine.

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I’m so glad it can work. I couldn’t find anything about it in a google search. I love this forum!

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Did some yesterday

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I feel so much better, Thank you. Now I’m going to go apple crazy ( I just ordered more rootstock and scions)