[R] Methods of vegetable reproduction (without sexual reproduction) in vegetables.
- Grafting, graft: union of a piece of plant (the graft) with another growing plant (the rootstock) with the aim of forming a single individual plant that will benefit from the qualities of the two unified plants.
The graft is generally a branch having well-formed buds, taken from the species to be propagated; it is grafted onto stock that has both a root and a stem.
- Cuttings: procurement, through careful tending, of an entire plant from a piece of that plant. The cutting regenerates the organs that it does not have.
- Layering: procurement of an entire plant from a buried branch or stem. Once this stem is rooted it is separated from the mother plant.
- Disbudding: procurement of a plant from underground shoots, situated at the base of an underground stem ("offshoots").
- Suckering: the use, in order to obtain a new stock for a plant, of stems that originate as offshoots from the roots.
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