Step 2.

Select 1-year graft or scion wood in the dormant season. Size should correspond to size of available root stocks. Each graft stick should contain at least two sets of buds. Graftwood should be selected and stored in late January. A knife with a thin blade shaped as shown above and made from high-quality steel is desirable for whip grafting. Make sure that the knife will take a fine edge and hold it under a heavy work load.

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