Motivation from our homemakers group got me (finally) pruning the orchard.  Collected scion to get started on grafting.  I've been wanting to graft for years.  Decided this is the year.


I didn't realize when I ordered rootstock that I ordered 20.  TWENTY.  The orchard I planted is 17 trees strong. This more than doubles what we have.  WHAT WAS I THINKING?  I don't know.  Hopefully one day we'll have apples to share!  

I grafted half of them. Sort of labeled them. Only one is named "Kim" from my friend who gave me scion. (Thanks Kim).  She since has told me that I grafted Westfield Seek No Further, a fall apple. The other ones are labeled with trees that are numbered, but I don't really remember which tree goes with what.  I did find an old blog post that the four original apples I planted in 2013 were: Jonathan, Cortland, McIntosh and Fugi. I only took scion from the most established ones, so I am guessing I grafted some of these. What the other ones are I don't even remember. Must keep better records. I have ten more rootstock to go and then I'm going to try my hand at grafting some good scion into some established full grown apple trees here. 

Learning everyday! 

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