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I received several thin O'Rourke cuttings from a generous forum member today (thank you!). To increase the survival chances, I did a bark graft.

Pretty much how it is shown over here less the nails and top sealant:
http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/agriculture/treefruit/Pages/Bark_Grafting.aspx

To make a straight scion cut, I used a tool from Sears, Craftsman Accu-Cut, very easy to do, just one slice. You can see it on the first photo. The tape is a Parafilm.

The root stock, as you can see, is an Adriatic from Grasa, already pre-rooted, it is about an inch thick. After the graft, they all went back to the moss bin, to heal a little.

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As of today, June 18th, they are alive!!! Both scions have 2 growing buds on their sides. 
Enjoy!
I am not sure when is a good time to start introducing this to the outside.
I am afraid for the graft to dry up.

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Nice job!  Congrat's!
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Thanks, Figaro!
So maybe somebody would comment on when is a good time to move it outside and if I should seal it with smth? 

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Grow little baby, grow
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Greenfig, nice grafting work...in all the videos and pictures I have seen of bark grafts, the graft site was always sealed with some type of tree sealer(many types available on the web)...this sealing process will help in the transition from indoors to out doors...even when you move them outside I would still keep the rooted cuttings in a plastic bin with lots of moisture inside, and then day by day gradually expose them to more and more of the normal outside air...if you see them start to wilt then cover the bin for a day and slowly start the process again until the trees become accustomed to the new environment...good luck.  
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Thanks, Vince. I will get some sealant and be gentle with the babies
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Please see an update of the O'Rourke graft. 
What is interesting that the small shoot now is the large shoot from the post #2 above. It started growing first and then stopped ...
The little guy rules now!
The white pot is 1 gal. Sorry, I should have put smth for a size comparison.

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Looks great!
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Anybody from the O'Rourke experts can confirm or deny that the leaves are true to the variety (if possible at this young age, of course ) ?
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It is very good to see how this Adriatic is a good porter graft.  Not all mine made, but some are doing very well. you did very well for a newbie, Igor. Congrats.
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Greenfig,

Those grafts are doing real well.

The new growth is showing a lot of good green and healthy growth for less than two months of growing!

I have been practicing on Maples to prepare for next season. 

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Thanks, Chris,
Good luck with your grafting!
I found that the grafting wax to seal the tops of the cuttings to prevent from drying could be quite beneficial.
Like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000NCTJCU

Also the sharp and clean tools are the must.

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That's the one I used and I've been happy.  Tenaciously sticky stuff.
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That's the one I used and I've been happy.  Tenaciously sticky stuff.


Yeap! But it hardens in about 2 weeks and stays relatively soft, stretching as the fig grows. What I also found good about it, it is not affected my the mold if you keep the graft in a moist environment.  

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After the parafilm and the rubberbands fall off, I have been going back and covering the healed graft with the wax just ot be sure, and it seems to have benefitted a couple of grafts that had died back somewhat after initially growing well.
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My parafilm still stays on but thanks for the tip! I will keep that in mind and will cover my grafts too.
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Here is another update of my grafted O’Rourke, now with figs!!
I hope to taste some quite soon :)

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Amazing, truly amazing. Congrats.
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I bet that's a good feeling huh?  Way to go!


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Thanks, guys! 
I am happy that the fig is happy :D

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Great work!
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Very good work, Igor. I am proud of you for trying hard and accomplish the result you wanted.   Your weather helps, and hope the trees will keep growing and fruiting for you.

one thing to watch for is this Adriatic/? from my boss... it tends to send out suckers  with those carrying grafts.. perhaps is easier to send out suckers than to make a new variety grow... I have a triplet on it, and if I let it grow, it will be 4 varieties in one  lump. I am tempted to allow one to grow, just to see what it does.  I don't want it to overwelm the other varieties.

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Thanks, Grasa!
Tell me about it, I keep fighting those suckers since day 1. No matter how deep I cut them, they still come back.
I was thinking to let them grow and graft something onto, like you said.
May do that eventually, just need to think what variety.
Which ones you go with?

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