View Full Version : Approach graft timing

June 6th, 2013, 10:10 AM
Can an approach graft be done at any time? I have a hawthorne branch that wasn't long enough last year but it is now. The newly extended growth to be grafted seems pretty well hardened off.

Adair M
June 6th, 2013, 10:30 AM

It just so happens I asked Boon this very question yesterday. And he told me I could approach graft "just about anytime". Mind you, we were discussing JBP.

June 6th, 2013, 10:37 AM
I'd think anytime during the growing season. I personally won't do it near fall & winter where there is no sap flow. Just an opinion.

February 19th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Since my question is directly related to this topic, I decided to add to this old thread instead of making a whole new one.

I have some approach grafts on a Japanese black pine that is growing in the ground. The graft was started a year ago at least. No hurries to separate the donors (from same plant), but what are some things to look for or do to separate the donor branches? I'm assuming that these could be left intact for a while.

Will take pictures when possible. No camera at my disposal.