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

Asked by  | 23rd Oct, 2012, 06:19: PM

Expert Answer:

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.

Answered by  | 25th Oct, 2012, 09:29: AM

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