Factors For Successful Vegetable Grafting

Factors for successful grafting

  • Tomato grafting
  • Brinjal grafting
  • Chilli grafting

The different factors to taken into consideration for success in vegetable grafting through slice, inarching and cleft method of vegetable grafting.

  1. The stock and scion should preferably belong to the same species or genus of the family.
  2. The rootstock to be selected should be well suitable and compatible with different scion varieties.
  3. Grafting should be performed when stocks are in active state of growth and there is sufficient flow of sap.
  4. The thickness of stock and scion should preferably be same i. e., of lead pencil thickness.
  5. The air must be excluded from the point of union and there must be very close contact between the cambia of both stock and scion. This contact at the graft joint may be effected by fastening them securely.
  6. Grafting joints should be well protected from the direct sun rays and rains until union is complete.


  1. Species

Species is a group of plants or animals that are all the same. They can can breed together.

  1. Genus

Genus is a group into which plants or animals have similar characteristics. They are divided, smaller than a family and larger than a species.

  1. Compatibility

Compatibility in vegetable grafting is an ideal combination in which rootstock and scion, together give better crop yield after a successful grafting.

  1. Active state of growth

The active stage of growth can be seen at any stage of growth in case of vegetable plants.