A little bit Frankenstein, a little bit God – bud grafting fruit trees in the nursery is the best way to create edible multi-graft monsters.
Grafting is a practical skill that every fruit grower needs if they want to grow their own trees or make their fruit trees more useful.
In spring the results of the grafting attempts in your fruit tree nursery become obvious, and it’s so satisfying when they’re successful!
A good grafting knife (and knowing how to keep it sharp) sets you up for grafting success as much as the techniques you need to master.
Multigraft trees are a no-brainer for many gardens, as they reduce risk and provide a bigger variety of fruit, without taking up more space.
Growing your own fruit trees is a wonderful life-long hobby, but if you can’t grow your own, try to buy from a local nursery.