Luther Burbank, the famed experimental horticulturalist, called it making old trees young again.
But even for novices, fruit tree grafting is alluringly simple: a dormant branch or twig – a scion – is spliced onto a compatible, dormant fruit tree. If after several weeks the graft takes, then within a few seasons, the scion begins producing fruit identical to that grown on its original parent. To read the full story, click here.
Gaffikin, Brigid. “Grafting fruit trees can be simple” San Francisco Chronicle (13 Feb. 2011. 26 Feb. 2011)