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Q.Can I Cut A Section Out Of A Young Tree And Regraft It.

Zone UK | Jon Low added on March 4, 2023 | Answered

I have several tropical trees that I have grown up to about 2.4 mtrs/8 foot. Unfortunately, over their few seasons they have not over wintered very well, dropping most of their summer branch growth. Although they are growing branches/leaves again, they all have their mid stems devoid of branches. Is it possible to cut out this mid section and graft the top growing section onto the original root section?

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Answered on March 6, 2023

This is a common method for keeping papayas a little shorter. I would practice, first, on some that are not as important to you, though. Here is an article that will get you started on grafting:


This collection of articles will help you with your papaya trees:


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