Why Graft ?

Grafting is a technique whereby it is possible, for example to join one variety of Apple onto another.

Taking a bud from one variety and sliding it behind the bark of another is called ‘budding’. Most Roses are produced commercially in this way. But why do we need to do this at all ?

In many cases today, plants have been so highly bred that the new varieties are too fragile to be able to survive on their own roots.

A major reason for grafting is to strengthen a weaker variety by grafting it onto a stronger root.