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What are some common grafting techniques?

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Some common grafting techniques include the whip graft, the cleft graft, the side graft, the bridge graft and budding. The whip graft is primarily used on young pear and apple trees when the branches are smaller than half-an-inch in diameter. The cleft graft is used for older fruit trees.

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After a graft has been performed, protect the graft from drying out by using a grafting compound on the cut surfaces. Ensure grafting success by confirming the scion and stock are from compatible trees, performing the graft in the correct season and using only healthy understock and scions. The orientation of the graft also impacts grafting success; ensure the scion is grafted right side up and meets properly with the stock.

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