Grafting A Peach Branch to an Apple Tree

Q: Is it possible to graft a peach branch to an apple tree?

A: Grafting a peach to an apple won’t work. An apple is in the genus Malus, while a peach belongs to genus Prunus. The two are both in the rose family but they are not close enough kin to be tissue-compatible. Apples have to be grafted to other members of the Malus genus (crabapple, etc.) and peaches graft best to members of the Prunus genus, (plum, apricot, etc.). If you want to explore fruit grafting you’ll enjoy reading Fruit Tree Propagation.

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