Grafting - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Z1nowar
December 14, 2010
Hi, what does the term

Answer from NGA
December 14, 2010
Grafting is the act of joining two plants together. The upper part of the graft (the scion) becomes the top of the plant, the lower portion (the understock) becomes the root system or part of the trunk. Not all plants can be grafted. Generally, only plants closely related botanically form a good graft union. For instance, you can graft several different varieties of apples onto a single tree; you can graft a plum onto a nectarine tree. There would be no benefit to grafting a tree grown from seed other than to increase the number of fruit varieties if it is a fruit tree. Hope this answers your question.

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