Walnut Scion & Rootstock Improvement
Walnut Scion & Rootstock Improvement
Walnut Scion & Rootstock Improvement
University of California
Walnut Scion & Rootstock Improvement

Layering Propagation

Overview

Stooling bed propagation, J. microcarpa.
Stooling bed propagation, J. microcarpa.
Layering is a means of plant propagation in which a portion of an aerial stem grows roots while still attached to the parent plant and then detaches as an independent plant.
Layering is more complicated than taking cuttings, but has the advantage that the propagated portion continues to receive water and nutrients from the parent plant while it is forming roots.

In the Walnut Improvement Program, we are using two layering methods to propagate walnut cultivars:

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