The Manual of Plant Grafting, Practical techniques for ornamentals, vegetables and fruit.


The Manual of Plant Grafting, Practical techniques for ornamentals, vegetables and fruit. Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Timber Press Pages: 256 Illustrations and other contents: 186 colour photos, 26 b/w illustrations ISBN: 9781604694635 Category:

This authoritative, practical guide describes the latest plant grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. Author Peter MacDonald puts the latest grafting practices in the context of historical techniques, and clarifies the reasons for grafting plants. He explains the science behind the process in order to help readers understand what happens when plants graft and how to become successful grafters. Peter also demonstrates the main grafting processes and follows this with a chart of selected plants that indicates which process to use for each.

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"It should be on every serious gardener's bookshelf." --New York Times Book Review "Gives invaluable insights for the fledgling propagator to choose the best methods to suit their facilities and climate." --The Plantsman "There has been no comprehensive book on plant grafting since Garner's historic tome of more than 60 years ago; This new work is comprehensive and detailed. It covers every aspect of grafting from the origins of the stock and the scion to the stage of establishment as an integrated plant." --The Garden "Spans the history of this important growing technique from the earliest days of our agrarian society to the latest discoveries in the field of DNA." --Scottish Gardener "How wonderful it is to find a book written by a true horticulturist based on real experience...this brings the skills right up-to-date and keeps them alive for future generations. When many of us are concerned about the loss of the skill set in our industry Peter is to be congratulated at producing a classic that will sell steadily and be referred to for years to come." --The Horticulturist

Author Biography

Peter MacDonald teaches at the Scottish Agricultural College and researches propagation techniques for industrial application. He is former president of the International Plant Propagator's Society. He teaches and runs workshops for the National Trust School of Scotland.