Grafting

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Grafting

  1. 1. Vegetative Propagation Plant: Forsythia Term: Grafting
  2. 2. Forsythia <ul><li>Plant type: Shrub </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 6’ to 10’ Spread: 5’ to 8’ </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: partial shade to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Color: Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Time: Early spring, Mid spring </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture: moist </li></ul><ul><li>Form: Upright or erect </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Usually the first color in spring landscape </li></ul>
  3. 3. Grafting <ul><li>The process of joining two plants so they grow together as one </li></ul><ul><li>Improves varieties with poor rooting ability </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom is root stock </li></ul><ul><li>Top is scion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of grafting <ul><li>Hardwood </li></ul><ul><li>Done when wood is dormant </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit trees </li></ul><ul><li>Grapevines </li></ul><ul><li>Ornamental & Bonsai </li></ul>
  5. 5. Creative grafting
  6. 6. Cleft Graft
  7. 7. Bark Graft
  8. 8. Tomatoes <ul><li>Greenhouse tomatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Specially bred –susceptible to soil-borne diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Grafted onto varieties with strong disease resistance </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tomato Grafting <ul><li>Scion & rootstock about the same diameter </li></ul><ul><li>Use high humidity for 7-10 days until graft has healed </li></ul>
  10. 10. Today <ul><li>Try a hardwood graft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variegated Ficus & Green Ficus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try a softwood graft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geraniums </li></ul></ul>
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