Grafting & Budding

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Grafting & Budding

In this video we look at grafting and budding, which takes place in an orchard when the farmer wants to change the variety of fruit borne by the trees. To change the variety of apple or pear, grafting will be used 99% of the time. To change variety for stone fruit, 50% of the time grafting will be used and the other 50% the budding technique will be used.

Very few growers will do the grafting themselves, but will bring in a dedicated team to do the job. It may cost more in the short term, but over time the results will justify the expense.

There are a number of important factors to be aware of when grafting or budding and these are all discussed in this very interesting and informative video.