In this step-by-step guide on grafting orange trees, learn how to graft an orange tree by T-budding, a method of orange grafting that is very easy and that gives a good success rate. T-budding is a very common grafting technique and is useful both for grafting citrus trees and also for grafting fruit trees of many other species.
T-budding can be used for grafting citrus in parts of the year when the rootstock is actively growing. If the rootstock is not actively growing, the chip bud is a good alternative. Bud grafts such as the T-bud and the chip bud are useful to conserve budwood since they only use one bud per graft. If there is more budwood available, scion grafting techniques such as the cleft graft, the bark graft, and the z-graft also work well for grafting new citrus trees.