Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Grafted Ginkgo Tree. 6.13.17

Here is the growth of my dad's ginkgo tree, grafted onto a rootstock from locally obtained ginkgo seeds.  I grafted last year.  Then, the scion grew only a small tuft of leaves.  This year, it is growing by leaps and bounds.

I think ginkgo is more difficult to graft compared to apples and plums.  Of the three that I grafted, one did not take at all, and one fell off this spring, after one year.  But this one is clearly thriving.  This was a whip-and-tongue graft.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, just read your comments/post about Black berries you are growing.
    I wanted to ad my experience. About five years ago I bought 5 plants from local McLendon, which I thought I was buying Blue and Rasbery. The branches of one of the five grew upward between 15-20 feet. Did some research and found out that it was Navaho thornless blackberry. In the last four years I have been blessed with getting lots and lots of very sweet large black berries, which I also share with my neighbors and relatives. I am very happy with my Mystery plant.

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  2. I'm not aware that one can graft gingko because the wood is kind of spongy like cork. Nice work on such small diameter of wood to work with.

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