I have some leftover scions and about a dozen persimmon seedlings I planted last year in 5 gal rootmakers. Is it too late to graft? Even if I can keep them in a reasonable amount of shade and watered regularly since they are at my house. I know grafting is typically done in the spring, I just wondered if it would work this late since I can care for them intensely. My leftover scions are still dormant.
I’m far from an expert, but my guess is that if the bark is still slipping, and you can graft in the cooler part of the day, you possibly could still get takes. It’s about time for t-budding anyways and you’re in the south, so I’d say go for it. If it doesn’t work, you can just regraft next year. I didn’t even start grafting till June 8th this year, and I’m showing to be getting takes.
Here’s one from this past weekend that was grafted on 6/8: