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Duct Tape Grafting

September 21st, 2008

In case you didn’t know, most large-fruited, temperate orchard fruit varieties, such as apples, pears and peaches are propagated by grafting. Many plant varieties are propagated by cuttings, which clones the plant, making a another plant genetically identical to the original. For some tree fruits, grafting is more efficient in making more of a given [Read more…]

Dragon Fruit!

February 17th, 2007

What is the “dragon fruit” (Wikipedia article) or pitahaya/pitaya? I first read about this exotic fruit in Ohio University’s library, about 1990. While in Taiwan for a couple months in 1995, I was delighted to see what looked like this fruit on “night market” stands on the street, along with other fruits I had only [Read more…]