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Jujubes can be propagated by various methods such as wedge/cleft grafting, whip grafting and bark grafting as well as budding. Local propagators have better success with budding but find that wedge grafting leads to a stronger tree. Most of the latest research into propagation is in micropropagation and tissue culture however this technique is mainly used for research and breeding new cultivars and not in a commercial capacity. Grafting can be more of an art than a science. Much of the success of grafting depends on not only performing a technically correct graft but performing the graft at the proper time of year and management and care of the scion after grafting.

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Western Australia, Chinese jujubes, grafting


Financial suppport for the work as been provided by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. The sharing of information from jujube growers and members of the WA Jujube Growers Association Inc is grealty appreciated.

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