Click on the text (or the picture):
Making a family tree: three sorts of apple on one tree: (l to r) Devonshire Quarrenden, Claygate Pearmain, Tom Putt.
(1) Laxton's Fortune on MM106; whip & tongue graft, tape just removed. Tree will reach 8 ft and after a few years will have about 50lbs of apples annually.
(2) Trained tree, goblet form. These trees are easy to make and maintain if you learn how to graft. This one has 5 different varieties, and is really a showpiece - but the goblet form is good for a tree with just a single variety; it's accessible and the fruit are low, so if apples fall off, they don't bruise.
a month later...
TWO YEARS LATER:
OTHER PICTURES - click on the text:
Paper envelope -stops the graft from drying out.
Golden Noble graft on MM106
-four weeks after doing the graft.
Golden Noble graft
-three weeks later.
Allen's Everlasting graft on MM106- three weeks after grafting.
First leaves appearing - the moment of truth. Red Devil on MM106.
First leaves appearing - two weeks later: 30.5.04. Red Devil on MM106.
Email me if you wish to learn how to graft.
Back to top
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
Back to top