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Grafting is used to propagate a scion variety like Gala or Delicious onto a rootstock. Here a chip bud from Delicious is being joined to the Geneva 3041 rootstock. In 2 years, this tiny bud will develop into a trunk and branches while the rootstock will have mostly disappeared underground.

Photo by Peggy Greb.

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