Thursday 5 July 2012

More Than Just a Stick

Apple graft in leaf. Nikon D7000
5th July 2012

After a bit more carefully administered neglect, both of my apple tree grafts have taken and are looking strong.  I took this picture of the 'weaker' of the two grafts; I had not noticed before how dark-green the leaves of the host Russet tree are in comparison to the grafted apple.

The first of the grafts did eventually come into blossom, but just to be safe, I nipped the flowers off to allow the graft to grow nice and strong this year.

I may let them keep an apple next year ....

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