Fruit trees can be propagated or altered by taking cuttings from a parent fruit tree. That cutting is either grafted onto another tree to manipulate the second tree's production or rooted to grow a new tree from the cutting. Rooting a cutting, which may not be suitable for all fruit trees, typically involves treating the cut area with a rooting hormone and then keeping it in a controlled greenhouse setting to allow the roots to grow. Before attempting either procedure you need to take a cutting from the parent fruit tree.
Clean and dry your gardening shears and wipe down the blades with rubbing alcohol to sanitize.
Schedule to take the cutting early in the morning, when it is cooler and the tree is retaining more moisture.
Look for insect free, mature buds from the current season's growth. If you are taking a cutting from a dormant tree, look for growth from the previous season.
Cut off at least a 1-foot length.
Wrap the cutting in damp burlap or place in a plastic bag to retain moisture until you are ready to use the cutting.