An Italian company has designed and made this standard grafting tool that works very efficiently to cut and prepare the Scion (the shoot to be grafted) and the Understock (the piece the Scion is grafted to). Manually operated.
The Standard Grafting tool is appropriate for stock up to 1/2" in diameter. This tool comes with a number of different sized cutters for different sizes of stock and all required functions to completely prepare the grafting surfaces. Instructions will be provided, and we will include for general reference an educational brochure published in Vermont titled Grafting Fruit Trees.
Additional tools recommended (whether you are an apprentice or experienced) are a Curved Grafting Knife, Special Grafting Wax, and a roll of 3/4" wide Special Paraffin Grafting Tape.
Like any project with some technical and scientific content, it takes a bit of time to digest the elements and become proficient, but this can be a very rewarding activity for anyone in the garden or in the orchard. Grafting "assists" nature and its great fun. Again, the brochure (a $3.50 value) comes Free with both Grafting tools, which will last a lifetime and then some.
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