Reversal of dwarfness in a short-statured variant of clove (Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. and Perry) by approach grafting

Mathew, P.A.; Rema, J.; Krishnamoorthy, B.

Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops 15(1): 57-58


Accession: 012817006

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In an experiment conducted in Peruvannamuzhi, Kerala, India, during 2004, approach grafting of short-statured variant (dwarf) of clove (S. aromaticum) was successful on ordinary clove rootstock and the graft union was obtained in 6-8 months with 64% success and 100% field establishment. The resultant graft had the appearance of ordinary clove with increased internodal length in the scion shoot. However, when ordinary clove was approach-grafted to dwarf clove rootstock, the internodal length of the scion was reduced, indicating that the rootstock had a definite effect on the growth of the scion.