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Do plants need to be grafted to produce fruit?

Postby te3 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:46 pm

I have a few trees growing, lemon, apple, avocado etc and wanted to know, do they have to be grafted to produce fruit?
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Re: Do plants need to be grafted to produce fruit?

Postby gardenlen » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:54 am

they may already be grafted?

if not and you can get hold of slips from other plants and you know how to graft then give it a try, particularly with the avo'
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Re: Do plants need to be grafted to produce fruit?

Postby te3 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:23 am

No they are not grafted i grew them from seed.
Would it be best to wait after summer?
Also, any tips on best way to graft?
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Re: Do plants need to be grafted to produce fruit?

Postby Systema_Naturae » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:21 pm

They might produce fruit, but you might be waiting 5 - 10 years before you find out you've got a dud. If it's the fruit you want, I'd be inclined to buy new trees - you'll get fruit far quicker by starting again with grafted stock.

If you want to have a go at grafting, though, it's best done toward then end of the cool season.
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Re: Do plants need to be grafted to produce fruit?

Postby abby » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:24 pm

I have apple and avocado trees grown from seed and all produce fruit... did not need grafting.
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Re: Do plants need to be grafted to produce fruit?

Postby gardenlen » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:15 am

if you have room grow both ways seed and grafted, whether you buy grafted or do your own, if you learn to graft then you can try different things ie.,. over the years i have heard of people grafting tomato onto wild tobacco, another is egg plant to thorny devil weed.

we have a lot of citrus seeds growing got no idea what we will get, the seeds came from valencia oranges and mandarins, was given a lemon seedling and it produced great fruit some looked like meyer lemon some like grapefruit, all fruit was large and juicy. we have avo' seedlings growing (maybe up to 14 year wait) but will still buy a grafted 1, to be sure of quality fruit, most citrus seedlings have very long sharp thorns, so feel they will be some sort of lemon, got bush lemon seedlings be an interesting wait

as a gardener my record of germination was poor so bought seedlings no guarantees when you do that, but now my germination skills are better and have ahd some success germinating native seeds, plus hey! i can even coax sticks to grow chuckle

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Re: Do plants need to be grafted to produce fruit?

Postby gottagro » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:05 pm

A great book on grafting and it is available in various libraries - "Grafter's Handbook" by R.J. Garner.
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Re: Do plants need to be grafted to produce fruit?

Postby te3 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:16 pm

abby wrote:I have apple and avocado trees grown from seed and all produce fruit... did not need grafting.



Thanks! :D
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Re: Do plants need to be grafted to produce fruit?

Postby te3 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:16 pm

gottagro wrote:A great book on grafting and it is available in various libraries - "Grafter's Handbook" by R.J. Garner.


Will hunt for it thanks :D
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