Graft of full double Crack


I put as example a graft of two stakes of european medlar tree (Mespilus germanica) on a sucker or host of wild pear tree.


After cutting the sucker to the wished height, we  divide it by half in longitudinal sense with the knife to graft.

Two stakes of european medlar tree are prepared, reducing them in bevel by both sides with the knife to graft. Next they are introduced well in the longitudinal section in V of the host, fitting them so that the external crusts of both stakes contact and they are aligned with the crust of the host, in order that both cambiums merges.

They are tied well with raphia to graft.

It is smeared all well with mastic or paste to seal, without forgetting the trimmed ends of both stakes.


And the graft of full double crack is already made. Several weeks later the result will be seen.


This type of graft can be done from half-full to end of Winter in all the arboreal rosaceus plants of caducous leaf in hibernation: pear tree, apple tree, cherry tree, almond tree, apricot, plum tree, sour cherry, european medlar tree, quince, azarole, hawthorn, service tree, nashi, etc.. and in any other tree of caducous leaf and hard wood: khaki, pistachio, jujube, rivet, elm tree, etc...


Also it is possible to be done in trees and shrubs of perennial leaf from end of Winter to end of Spring, changing the stake by a small branch with leaves and covering the graft with a transparent plastic bag during several weeks, to avoid the dehydration.


Passed 50 days this one it is the result. The stake of the left apparently goes more delayed in the sprout, because their terminal buds are floral with a cocoon in each one of them. I had to take advantage of this stake because I took the stakes of another graft that I did three years ago and had few branches where to choose. They are of a old variety of european medlar tree, not cultivated in the actuality. I saved the variety taking a small stake of an old dying european medlar tree, that my grandfather grafted 70 years ago on a wild hawthorn. I grafted it on "a modern" european medlar tree that gives very great but totally insipid fruits. After three years, the graft already had sufficient branches and I have been able to take stakes to reproduce it by graft, not to lose the variety.