Problem : What is grafting?Grafting is an artificial form of vegetative propagation in which parts of two young plants are joined together, first by artificial means and then by tissue regeneration.
Problem : From a horticultural standpoint, what is the purpose of grafting?Grafting often makes it possible to combine the best features of two different plants into a single plant.
Problem : When parts of two plants are grafted together, what is the root-providing plant called?The stock.
Problem : When parts of two plants are grafted together, what is the rootless twig or bud called?The scion.
Problem : Do the characteristics of the stock always affect those of the scion?No; although this is sometimes the case, it is possible for the scion to retain independent characteristics after being grafted onto a stock with different characteristics.