Budding Olive Seedlings

I have planted olive seeds which are just sprouting now. Can these be

budded next June or July in the nursery row, or can they be

bench-grafted the following winter?

Your seedlings may make growth enough to spur-bud this summer. The

ordinary plate-bud does not take freely with the olive. Some of them may

do this; other seedlings may be slow and have to be budded in the second

summer. Watch the size and the sap flow so that the bark will lift well

- which may not be at just the time that deciduous trees are budded. It

may be both earlier or later in the season. Graft evergreens like the

olive in the nursery row; not by bench grafting.

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