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Best Grafting and Budding Tape


Best Grafting Tape

What is Grafting Tape?

Grafting Tape or Plant Grafting Tape, or ‘ग्राफ्टिंग टेप’ in Hindi, is a type of tape used in grafting the plant. There are many types of grafting tapes commercially available in market.

We can use it for budding. Hence, it is a “Budding Tape”.

In horticulture, it is used by the gardeners.

Also read: Side grafting in mango

Uses of Grafting Tape

(A). Grafting of: 1. Floriculture plants.

  1. Vegetable plants or Olericulture plants.
  2. Fruit Plants (in Pomology).

(B). Budding of: 1. Floriculture plants.

  1. Vegetable plants or Olericulture plants.
  2. Fruit Plants (in Pomology).

(A). It is used for the grafting of:

  1. Floriculture plants.
  2. Vegetable plants or Olericulture plants.
  3. Fruit Plants (in Pomology).

Also read: Veneer grafting in mango

Grafting of Floriculture Plants

Grafting flower plants is rare. It is rarely practiced in seasonal and small flower plants.

Need: Grafting tape

Grafting in Vegetable or Olericulture Plants

Many vegetable plants are grown as a grafted plant. Grafting of vegetable plant is not easy. Professional gardeners are required to graft a vegetable plant.

Grafting of Tomato: Tomato is grafted in commercial scale. The plant of brinjal is used as root stock while tomato is used scion

Need: Grafting tape

Pomato: The pomato plant is result of grafting. In pomato, potato is root stock while tomato is scion. The graft produces both the potato and tomato.

Need: Grafting tape

Also read: Best grafting and Pruning Secateurs

Grafting in Fruit Plants (in Pomology)

We know that grafting is very common in fruit plants. Several commercially important plants are grafted using grafting tape. Grafting in fruit plants is easy as compare to flower and vegetable plants.

Commonly grafted plants are as follows:

  1. Mango.
  2. Ber.

(B). It is Used for The Budding of:

  1. Floriculture plants.
  2. Vegetable plants or Olericulture plants.
  3. Fruit Plants (in Pomology).

Budding of Flower Plants

Budding is common in flower plants.

Example:

  1. Rose.

Need: Grafting tape.

Budding of Vegetable Plants

Not common in vegetable plants.

Budding of Fruit Plants

It is very common in fruit plants.

Example:

  1. Ber.
  2. Plum.
  3. Apple.

Also read: Best grafting and budding tape

Necessary Characteristics of a Grafting Tape

The necessary characteristics of a grafting tape are as follows:

  1. Stretching.
  2. Strong Enough.
  3. Transparent.
  4. Easy to Use or Apply.
  5. Recommendation by a Professional Gardener.
  6. Quality.

Stretching

It should stretch. This quality makes the practice easy. During stretching it should remain untorn.

Explanation of Words

Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural practice in which two different parts from two different plants form a single unit or graftage.

The lower part of a graft is Root Stock and the upper part is scion.

Floriculture

Floriculture is a branch of horticulture. It is a science of study of different species of flower and ornamental plant-crops.

Some topics of floriculture are- gardening, flower cultivation, lawn making, landscape-gardening etc.

Olericulture

Olericulture is a branch of horticulture. It is a science of study of different species of vegetable plant-crops.

Some topics of olericulture are- vegetable cultivation, kitchen garden, vegetable pest management etc.

Pomology

Pomology is a branch of horticulture. It is a science of study of different species of fruit plant-crops.

Some topics of Pomology are- Fruit cultivation, post harvest technology, fruit pest management etc.

F. A. Q.

Questions 01. What are the some examples of seasonal flower plants?

Answer: Seasonal flower plants are..

  1. Marigold.
  2. Gladiolus.
  3. Gerbera.
  4. Zinia.

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