The cions are stored in sand, moss or sawdust in a cool cellar, or they may be buried in a sandy place.
In some cases, new wood is added in the form of cions of last year's twigs.
It is a common opinion that cions are worthless if cut during freezing weather, but this is unfounded.
The cions are all whittled before the grafter enters the tree.
The edges of the bark are trimmed, and cions are cut a couple inches longer than the width of the girdle.
When the stock is sufficiently large, two cions can be inserted, as in fig. 13.
cions or buds are therefore taken from this plant and set into whatever kind of plant is obtainable and on which they will grow.
Into this stub insert two cions exactly as for cleft-grafting the apple.
In young trees set for the purpose of top-working, the trunk may be cut off at the desired height and two cions inserted.
The stocks, in this method, are cut so that the cions may be inserted as the original cutting and not as the new growth.