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Shield budding

Shield budding (also called T-budding) is a grafting technique (see ‘budding’). A T-shaped slit is made in the bark of a rootstock in which a bud of the desired plant is placed. The bud is hold in place with until the bark is sealed again. Stems and fruit arising from this bud contain the dna and therefore characteristics of the plant where the bud is originating from.


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