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Grafted Fruit Trees


Grafted fruit trees are the most common types found on the market. The process of grafting a fruit tree entails taking the scion, or above ground, part of a tree and attaching it to a rootstock.

The rootstock will then become the roots of the tree and provide the required nutrients through the graft.

Grafted fruit trees have many advantages to regular seedling fruit trees. First of all, the rootstock has been specifically bred to provide the most nutrients that the tree needs to thrive.

Grafted fruit trees will also tend to be more hardy than seedling trees, and easier to grow. It is important to note that if the graft of a grafted fruit tree becomes submerged in soil, roots may sprout out of the scion, and the fruit produced may be completely different than what was expected.

Grafted fruit trees also prevail over seedling fruit trees in that they can be smaller. Seedling fruit trees may grow as high as twenty feet or more.

They also require a lot of room around them in order to thrive. Proper selection of a rootstock for a grafted fruit tree can limit the height that the tree will reach, and therefore limit the space needed.

Some rootstocks are dwarfing, meaning that the trees will grow smaller. There are rootstocks that can actually limit the height of the tree to one-fifth the original size.

Grafted fruit trees are the only types that can be bought on the market easily. This is because they are so much easier to cultivate and grow.

Seedling fruit trees require extra care and precautions in order to mature.

Grafted fruit trees are fun and easy to grow, and will provide delicious fruit that can be enjoyed by family and friends.

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