A: Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.
Benefits of the graft:
- making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
- taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
- introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
- easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful
Cotton Candy. A new Zill release, this mango is turning... more
Mango tree Cotton Candy, Large size, Grafted (Mangifera indica)
Cotton Candy. A new Zill release, this mango is turning out to be a champion. The original tree is a Keitt crossed with Gary. It is a late season mango, weighing around a pound with good disease resistance. The real advantage to this golden fruit is its incredible sweet taste. Sweet as cotton candy, this variety will thrill adults and children alike. See more info about Mango varieties.
7 gal pot. More developed root system, thicker trunk and branches. Plant height depends on growing season and variety. Dwarf varieties are slow growers and may be shorter. Contact us for exact size description if size/height matters to you. 7 gal plants may be shipped separately from other items by Ground service due to large size. See here time in transit (business days, excluding Sat-Sun!)