Grafting scion on a rootstock

By September 15, 2017Articles

Grafting scion on a rootstock

By September 15, 2017Articles

Grafting scion on a rootstock

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer When you have children, providing a good variety of healthy snacks is always a challenge, especially when the price of produce increases all the time. The logical choice for many families is growing their own fruits and vegetables. This seems easy and straightforward enough: plant seeds, grow food, right? However, once you start reading up on growing fruit trees, you’ll discover many fruit trees planted by seed can take three to eight years to start producing fruit. In eight years, the kids may be off to college or starting families of their own. For this reason, many gardeners choose to purchase immediately fruiting trees that are grafted on already established rootstock. What is rootstock? Continue reading to learn about rootstock plants. Rootstock Information Rootstock is the base and root portion of grafted plants. A scion, the flowering and/or fruiting part of the plant, is grafted

Grafting scion on a rootstock

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer When you have children, providing a good variety of healthy snacks is always a challenge, especially when the price of produce increases all the time. The logical choice for many families is growing their own fruits and vegetables. This seems easy and straightforward enough: plant seeds, grow food, right? However, once you start reading up on growing fruit trees, you’ll discover many fruit trees planted by seed can take three to eight years to start producing fruit. In eight years, the kids may be off to college or starting families of their own. For this reason, many gardeners choose to purchase immediately fruiting trees that are grafted on already established rootstock. What is rootstock? Continue reading to learn about rootstock plants. Rootstock Information Rootstock is the base and root portion of grafted plants. A scion, the flowering and/or fruiting part of the plant, is grafted

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