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Early grafting of macadamia-nut seedlings

The difficulty of obtainning good grafted seedlings has been a hindronce to establish commercial macadamia-nut orchards in Brazil. The current procedure takes from two to three years in the nursery for grafted macadamia to be transplanted in the field. This article reports an experiment where the grafting of macadamia seedlings raised in plastic bags was compared to the usual method of propagation. The results indicated the feasibility of making good one-year-old grafted macadamia-nut young trees.

macadamia; precocious whip grafting

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