Mango can reproduce by grafting in which two closely related varieties can join together to give the desired characteristics.
What is grafting?
- Grafting is a technique that joins two plants into one. In general, a wound is created on one of the plants, and the other is inserted into that wound so each plant’s tissues can grow together.
- The lower plant portion used in grafting is called the rootstock. This is usually a healthy root system and some portion of the stem.
- The Stock or a Rootstock is wild, natural, vigorous, healthy, disease-free, & one with a well-developed rooting system. e.g. Wild Mango.
Types of grafting:
- Approach grafting: Allamanda sp.
- Side grafting: Roses.
- Splice grafting: Some cacti
- Saddle grafting: Rhododendron & Lilac.
- Flat grafting: All cacti
- Cleft grafting: Fruiting trees.