Vegetable Grafting: Watermelon

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Vegetable grafting is a centuries-old technique first used in Asia to improve plant production, reduce disease susceptibility, and increase plant vigor. Commercial production of and demand for grafted vegetable plants continues to increase across Asia and Europe, although it is relatively new in the U.S. Beginning in the 1990s, commercial growers and home gardeners in the U.S. have gradually become more aware of the advantages of using grafted vegetable plants.
This Extension fact sheet provides a summary of how to prepare watermelon seedlings for grafting, how to graft, how to heal grafted plants, and how to transplant and maintain grafted plants in the field.

Authors: 
Carol Miles
Authors: 
Lynnette Hesnault
Authors: 
Sacha Johnson
Authors: 
Patti Kreider
Publisher: 
Washington State University
Year: 
2013