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Grafting a fig onto a mulberry or vice versa

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MikeWelsh starts with ...
Hi
I was wondering if anybody has been successful in grafting a fig onto a mulberry or vice versa. It looks as if it is theoretically possible but does it actually work? Any tips greatly appreciated
Cheers and thanks
Mike
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Mike

I have read that some people tried to graft fig on to mulberry tree but most of them failed.

Theoretically, it is possible because they belong to the same family moraceae. But, I have seen success with pear grafted to hawthorn tree both from different species but belong to the same family rosaceae like the one you are proposing. The best grafting technique to employ with two different tree species is the approach graft wherein two small trees are grown close together and both barks on the opposite side of each tree is removed and the two trees conjoined together with a grafting or electrical tape or even a fishing line will do. Success is possible because both trees are being nourished separately while waiting for the graft to take. Once the graft has healed you can cut off one of the tree to fully support both trees.

I uploaded an image of approach grafting if you are interested in doing it.

Happy Gardening :-)
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Original Post was last edited: 23rd February 2018 8:42pm
nicgee says...
Hi Mike
Just saw this
Can you tell me best time to try.
i am in WA.
Cheers
Nic
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MikeWelsh says...
Hi Nic
Sorry never tried it. I was just interested if it was in fact possible.
Cheers
Mike
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jakfruit etiquette says...
I think you are going to need active callous growth for the two types to fuse together. Both Fig and Mulberry are deciduous, so they will be less active over winter, I'm guessing they might not grow together much from now on over winter, possibly cuts might scar and die.
You might be able to trick it to work now, by wrapping in black plastic to heat that graft area.
The fig has flowing white sap, so trying in spring might also be a problem if too much sap flows ?
ie might block the other surface ?

One question is why graft them together,
when they grow well already ?
All the best, try to research approach grafting techniques.
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