I have a column sentinel apple that honestly doesn't taste all that great. So I decided to try my hand at grafting fruit for the first time.
Here it is with it's flowers. Pretty and takes up very little space but just not that tasty.
I have to admit that I made some rookie mistakes. I pulled out my Mac paring knife that is uber sharp but not ideal for grafting and some medical tape i had laying around. I ended up cutting myself twice but I think I managed to get the graft done.
Anyhow I ended up getting the Kershaw Corral Creek Knife with Sheepsfoot Blade. Great ratings and cheap price. I also picked up some parafilm for taping the branches together.
With the right tools the grafting is so much easier. I can knock out a whip and tongue graft within 2 minutes.
This is a macoun apple grafted onto my beni shogun whip. Not too shabby eh?
Update: Unfortunately none of these took. I think the problem was that they dried out and I did it too late in the season with warmer weather.