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Full split graft

Helping the plants

Nature is an extraordinary machine that has been able to produce from nothing (and this is a real nothing, that is a real creation, not like our presumed creations, which are nothing but productions) everything we see and hear around. to us; it has been able to create the smallest and most annoying insects in the world and the largest animals of the savannah and tropical forests, as well as us humans of course. Plants also belong to the category of what he has done: those that fruit, particularly dear to us, however, need a “little help” not to live, but to produce fruits as we like them; in fact, if born from seed or other spontaneous methods, they are “wild” (it is the very clear popular denomination), producing non-edible fruits, if they can be produced.

Full split graft

The help our plants need to produce the fruits we want to eat is grafting, or the union of a fertile and productive branch on the trunk of our unproductive plant, so that it can make it proliferate. One of the simplest and most effective techniques is that of full split grafting: a clean cut is made of the trunk of the host plant (or rootstock), almost as if you wanted to eliminate it; a clear and deep diametrical “wound” is made on this split, in which we will insert the graft, which will be the branch of a productive tree, knife-shaped to perfectly enter this gap: It is defined as full because it is made with the branch to be grafted with almost the same size as the rootstock, which will therefore be a young plant,

Why the graft

As we could see in the previous paragraph, grafting is a precious and very useful technique to make the plants produce the fruits as we wish them; moreover it is simple and completely natural, nowadays products are used (in any case of natural origin) in the form of cream that help the healing of the graft avoiding contamination with external agents such as viruses, bacteria or fungi. But does the graft only serve to make plants bear fruit? Absolutely not! It is also widely used in flowering plants, especially at breeding levels that seek new combinations of colors and shapes and also for resistance to diseases and particular climates. But grafting is also practiced to save plants from diseases, by removing the branches that are still not affected and generating new plants.

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