Effect of budding performed by hand and with manual grafting unit on kiwifruit propagation in the field
H. Celık, H. Zengınbal, M. Ozcanhttps://doi.org/10.17221/3740-HORTSCICitation:Celık H., Zengınbal H., Ozcan M. (2006): Effect of budding performed by hand and with manual grafting unit on kiwifruit propagation in the field. Hort. Sci. (Prague), 33: 57-60.
The kiwifruit cultivar Hayward was grafted on three-year-old seedling rootstocks of the same cultivar in field conditions. Inverted T-budding, chip-budding, conventional local T-budding by hand and chip-budding with manual grafting unit were used as budding types. All budding operations were done on the 15th May in 2002 and 2003. The hand chip-budding gave the highest bud-take (98.34%), sprouting rate (91.67%), shoot diameter (6.84 mm) and shoot length (58.07 cm). The manual chip-budding grafting unit also performed well but it was more time consuming and gave lower graft success.Keywords:
Actinidia; machine and hand budding; budding; field conditions