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Tue October 23, 2012 By:
 

Grafting is a common method of obtaining superior plants from two different plants. Explain.

Expert Reply
Thu October 25, 2012
For grafting, the root system of one plant (stock) and the shoot system of another plant (scion) is taken. The stock selected is a plant which is efficient in absorbing water and minerals, has a deep root system and is disease-resistant. The scion selected has desirable characters like large-size, better yield giving and nutritious fruits. The ends of the stock and scion are cut obliquely and joined together and allowed to grow. So the resulting plant produced is a superior quality plant obtained by combining superior rootstocks with plants that display superior growth, foliage and fruiting capabilities.
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