Grafting Tape and Budding Tape

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Grafting Tape

WHAT IS GRAFTING TAPE?

Grafting Tape or Plant Grafting Tape, or ‘ग्राफ्टिंग टेप’ in Hindi, is a type of tape used in or used for grafting the plants. There are many types of grafting tapes commercially available in market. Generally, horticultural and agro-forestry plants are grafted using grafting tapes.

Grafting tape is also used for budding. Hence, it can also be called as “Budding Tape”.

In horticulture, it is used by the gardeners.

INDEX

S. No.Heading(s)
1.GRAFTING TAPE: GENERAL INFORMATION
2.USES
3.REQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS OF  A GRAFTING TAPE
4.EXPLANATION OF POST R ELATED WORDS
5.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
6.IMAGE GALLERY
Watch Side Grafting in Mango (Grafting Tape was used during grafting by the gardener)

(1). GRAFTING TAPE: GENERAL INFORMATION

TYPETape, waxy material.
FIELD OF USEHorticulture: Floriculture, Olericulture, Pomology.
USED FOR/INGrafting/Budding of different flower, vegetable and fruit plants. Grafting/Budding of different agro-forest plants.
USED BYProfessional and non-professional gardeners, students and others.

(2). USES

(A). Grafting of:

  • Floriculture Plants.
  • Vegetable Plants or Olericulture Plants.
  • Fruit Plants (in Pomology).

(B). Budding of:

  • Floriculture Plants.
  • Vegetable Plants or Olericulture Plants.
  • Fruit Plants (in Pomology).

A. It is Used For The Grafting of:

  • Floriculture Plants.
  • Vegetable Plants or Olericulture Plants.
  • Fruit Plants (in Pomology).

Grafting of Flower Plants

Grafting flower plants is rare. It is rarely practiced in seasonal and small flower plants.

Grafting Tape is needed.

Grafting in Vegetable Plants

Many vegetable plants are grown as a grafted plant. Grafting of vegetable plant is not easy. Professional gardeners are required to graft a vegetable plant.

Grafting of Tomato: Tomato is grafted in commercial scale. The plant of brinjal is used as root stock while tomato is used as scion.

Grafting Tape is needed.

Pomato: Pomato is a plant developed by grafting. In pomato potato is used as root stock while tomato is used as scion. The grafted plant produces both the potato and tomato.

Grafting Tape is Needed.

Grafting in Fruit Plants (in Pomology)

Grafting is very common in fruit plants. Several commercially important plants are grafted using grafting tape. Grafting in fruit plants is easy as compare to flower and vegetable plants.

Commonly grafted plants are as follows:

Image of a Grafted Mango Plant Using Grafting Tape

Grafting Tape is Needed.

B. It is Used for The Budding of:

  • Floriculture Plants.
  • Vegetable Plants or Olericulture Plants.
  • Fruit Plants (in Pomology).

(‘T’-budding in Ber, Rose and Others Fruit and Flower Plants: Procedure with Images/Pictures)

Budding of Flower Plants

Budding is commonly practice in flower plants.

Example:

  • Rose.

Grafting/Budding Tape is Needed.

Budding of Vegetable Plants

Not common in vegetable plants.

Budding of Fruit Plants ( in Pomology)

It is very common in fruit plants.

Image of a Budded Ber Plant Using Grafting/Budding Tape

Example:

  • Ber.
  • Plum.
  • Peach.
  • Pear.
  • Mulberry.

Grafting/Budding Tape is Needed.

(3). REQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS OF  A GRAFTING TAPE

Some required characteristics of a grafting tape are as follows:

  • Stretching.
  • Strong Enough.
  • Transparent.
  • Easy to Use or Apply.
  • Recommended by a Professional Gardeners.
  • Quality.

Stretching

It should stretch. This quality makes the practice easy. During stretching it should remain intact.

Strong Enough

It should be strong enough  to bear strong stretching.

Transparent

It should be transparent. It is for our convenience.

Easy to Use or Apply

It should be easy to use. Proper width is necessary for easy use.

Recommended by a Professional Gardeners

If not sure, always ask a professional gardener before purchase.

Quality

All required quality mentioned above.

(4). EXPLANATION OF POST R ELATED WORDS

Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural practice in which two different parts from two different plants are united so they can grow together to form a grafted plant. The lower part of a grafted plant is known as Root Stock and the upper part is known as scion.

Floriculture

Floriculture is a branch of horticulture. It is a science of study of different species of flower and ornamental plant-crops. Some topics of floriculture are- gardening, flower cultivation, lawn making, landscape-gardening etc.

Also Read: Floriculture Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

Olericulture

Olericulture is a branch of horticulture. It is a science of study of different species of vegetable plant-crops. Some topics of olericulture are- vegetable cultivation, kitchen garden, vegetable pest management etc.

Also Read: Olericulture: Vegetable Science Multiple Choice Questions and Answers: Agriculture Competitive Exams

Pomology

Pomologu is a branch of horticulture. It is a science of study of different species of fruit plant-crops. Some topics of Pomology are- Fruit cultivation, post harvest technology, fruit pest management etc.

Also Read: Pomology (Fruit Science) Multiple Choice Questions and Answers: Agriculture Entrance Exams

(5). FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions 01. What are the some examples of seasonal flower plants?

Answer: Seasonal flower plants are..

  • Marigold.
  • Gladiolus.
  • Gerbera.
  • Zinia.

Question 02. Can we use any other material in grafting or budding? What are the alternatives of a grafting/budding tape?

Answer: You can use any soft and stretchable polythene. But, tape is recommended. So always use grafting/budding tape.

Question 03. Where can I get a free grafting tape?

Answer: Any one can get free grafting tapes from a governmental ornamental plant nursery.

Question 04. Does colour of grating tape affect grafting?

Answer: No, the colour of grating tape doesn’t affect the grafting.

(6). IMAGE GALLERY

Last Updated: 31-03-2021


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