How to Cleft Graft Apple Trees

A few years back I was inspired by a trip to the nursery and I saw a 5-1 apple tree. I was intrigued and wanted to figure out how they could make that happen.

The answer was fairly simple! They grafted 4 types of apple to a root stock. Apples are not self fertile and do require another one close by to pollinate the flowers. Purchasing or Grafting a number of other varieties of apples onto one tree is a great way to not only increase the variability of of the apples but optimize space in a small yard by only having one tree.

There are many ways to graft apple trees which I am sure I will be exploring in the future but today I show you how to do a Cleft Graft! I hope you enjoy!

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The Alberta Urban Garden Channel hopes to promote organic gardening that is simple, sustainable and does not have to cost a lot. We do this by investigating the Science behind gardening, methods, practices and products to make sure that you will have the best chance of successfully growing your own food at home.