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Definition of cleft grafting

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Definition as written by Calalily:

Cleft grafting is when you graft something small to a bigger limb or rootstock. You cut the top or end of the limb to be grafted onto flat, split it in the middle and pry it open. The lower end of the bud stick(which should have three or 4 buds)is trimmed with gradually slopiing exactly opposite cuts and should match the angle of the cleft in the rootstock. Insert into the rootstock making sure the cambium matches exactly. Remove the wedge that was holding the rootstock cleft apart and cover all exposed, cut ends with grafting wax.


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