Absolutely you can, yes. I’m a little lost by the responses? Don’t buy a multi-graft tree, make one, it’s the same thing guys, you’re going to have the pruning challenge whether you put the grafts on or somebody else did. I would think grafting unto established scaffolds is more difficult because structure is there, and somehow you have to reform it with the new graft. Easy if the scaffold is small, but I would worry about cutting my graft off or even how exactly to grow it out.
Some things you can do. Study the cultivars, ask about them, write the nurseries and find out which is the most aggressive grower (face this graft north) which is the least aggressive grower (face south). I got that info for my tree[quote=“mamuang, post:5, topic:9515”]
I personally think grafting is easiler than pruning (correctly) but that’ s just me.
Are not you going to have to prune that graft eventually too? Not sure how this is in anyway easier? Seems harder to me. I would think you’re eventually going to face the same problems. I can say it’s cheaper to do this, beyond that seems harder to me. If I grafted in the wrong place I may have problems such as the new graft competing against other cultivars, or the original cultivar, just as you would on a mult-grafted tree.
Seems to be a distinction without a difference?
Here is my 4 in one pluot tree. FK, FS, FQ, and DD it is going on 5th leaf.
FS is the fastest grower of these four and faces north. It’s the branch on right side, coming toward photo. This worked well, it is not the biggest branch even though it’s the most aggressive grower. Center on the other side of the tree is FK. It is still rather small, faces south. Even though small, no danger of losing it.
Raintree sells them, Bay Laurel, and other nurseries.
OK, now there’s a good answer.
In the photo you can see a stub cut, this was left this way to add further grafts. It faces in a possible direction i can go. I’m finding maintaining this tree is not hard in anyway.Well you have to be aware of what you are cutting off, at this point the cultivars are well established. Branching is not ideal. It was pruned very hard this year. Even though not ideal, it’s working fine.
The variety on the left is DD, and it’s the biggest branch. The secondary scaffold at about 11 O’Clock is going to be cut back for grafting too. It could be removed to balance also.