Graft something cool… like a Venus Flytrap and and orange or something


a venus flytrap with a coconut. it will be covered in hair, produce milk and eat bugs, just like my ex wife!


When you graft a plant they don't combine DNA, the graft retains its DNA and the host retains its. So any fruit/flowers on the graft are 100% those of the graft. It's equivalent to a transplant in humans. Their stems just need to grow in a similar enough way to be able to meld.


I like the other guys comment more, about the coconut wife.


Glad I read the comments all the way down to this one!




Ok are we not going to act like song isn’t a straight banger “get ya coconut water, it’s good for ya daughter, coconut strong like the iron, coconut make you a LIOOOOOONNNN!” Straight hits.






If she produce milk that means there was a kid..


It means there are hormone levels similar to late pregnancy, but hormonal birth control, other environmental factors, or just individual variation can also cause that.


Graft cannabis into a banana tree. Cannabananas.






Why are there so many good banana weed puns


Because they can both make you feel good if you do it right




It tastes like grandma




Cannabananabis: mellow yellow sticky icky


[comedian Drew Lynch’s worst nightmare](https://youtu.be/aLANcb1p4_M)


Yea, I was wondering what the weirdest grafts have been.


Lemon. The lemon tree is the result of an ancient graft


Really? What did it come from?


Funny enough basically all variations of oranges came from selective breeding of ancient Citron fruit named Buddha's hand.


Lmao imagine a Venus Flytrap+Pitcher Plant


The way he’s handling that knife was not filling me with confidence and lo and behold




Was this a Looper reference?


Your username is the name of the music in this clip. Probably.


As someone who’s work includes grafting, this is a bad example of the craft. They have grafted onto the base of his sloped cut, meaning the graft union will always be weakened by water running into it. Both grafts are also almost facing each other, this will result in the branches becoming entangled and they’ll compete for light. Reduced air movement caused by the closeness of the scions will also result in a haven for pest and disease.


Oh now, this guy buds.


They’ll learn, observation over a number of years is the key.


Are the plants actually combining? Sharing qualities? Or is the grafted plant more like a parasite just rooted into the host?


Even on a microscopic level, you can see where the rootstock ends and the scion begins. I have never thought of parasitism like that but I suppose you could say that it is a kind of forced mutualism. If an established scion were removed all of a sudden, the rootstock may die or at least experience root loss due to a loss of sugars and energy.


This may be the only time in my life I have ever seen the word scion used.


I once called a ride using the Lyft service in San Francisco. My driver picked us up in a Scion. He was late and Lyft gave us free credit.


I may be wrong but I think scion/sion is the welsh/celtic form of 'shaun'.


Darth Scion from KOTOR2


Is it true that you can combine 2 different species of plants. Like mango and orange


You can combine two related species. They generally need to be in the same plant family. In the case of Mango and Orange, Mango is in the Anacardiaceae family and Orange is in Rutaceae. I very much doubt they would be compatible.


So cashews and mangos are possible?


Never tried it but have grafted plenty of Mangos in my time. They graft easy to other mangoes. And I know that in India they graft Cashew varieties so I don’t see why you shouldn’t try! A cashew/mango family tree would be a real sight to behold!


I like that you get so excited about this kind of stuff. It’s wholesome.


This is so cool. I’d love to read a book on this.


There is an old book that I learnt with, it’s probably out of print now - called ‘The Grafter’s Handbook’ by RJ Garner.


Since you know better than me, ain't this how we get all the varieties of fruit we have? Cuz my dad once told me, and I kinda experienced it myself, that wild oranges are not edible, so they graft orange tree and apple tree to get the normal oranges we have today


You’re dad was right. Grafting is how we have uniformity of tree fruit crops.


It's more like the equivalent of a transplant. The graft and host retain their own DNA, they are just working mutually together.


Oh yeah, man? You think you know much about grafting? Name every graft.


Well, I’m 45 now and I was taught grafting techniques as an apprentice after I left school at 16, so yeah, I guess I do know about how to do grafting. I don’t pretend to know the names of all the grafts, I acknowledge I still have much to learn. Sometimes I make it up depending on the size shape and species. Even tried a saddle graft on Passiflora seedlings once. The important thing is to observe and learn.


I think he might have been pulling your leg lol. But I'm glad you commented so I can hear how you learned grafting


Just in case you missed it, I think the commenter was making a sarcastic joke about people who inanely quiz other people who express any interest about a shared hobby. Like a dude asking a girl to name every album of a band that's on the t-shirt she's wearing, as if she weren't a 'real' fan. Sorry if I'm overexplaining the joke, just wanted to ensure you weren't upset/offended by it.


Thanks, but I’m used to it, being a botany nerd! No offence taken.


Can you explain over explaining without over explaining?


How would you do it better? I tried my hand at grafting last year, and all of my buds died.


Keep going, keep practising and you’ll get there. Make notes and observations. Keep your knife and tools clean. Consider the best place and technique to use and if unsure, practice on a some sticks just before to get your muscle memory back. Seasonality and planning is also important. For instance, here in the Caribbean, we graft just as the dry season begins so the graft doesn’t rot in high humidity. Good luck!


I grafted some citrus right after the Texas freeze. I think the plants were in shock and just didn't put energy into keeping the grafts alive. I may try again this year, but I'll order the grafts later in the year. Lol.


I have a rare non-fruiting twisted mulberry (it is planted 3 feet from my house. We cut it down but it came back. I would like to take a cutting from this true and grow it elsewhere in the yard. Can you help me with figuring out how I need to do this? Can i cut a branch and drop it in soil?


I’ve only ever rooted Morus nigra in the tropics but if you have young shoots near the ground that are still flexible, you could try this method - as winter or cooler period approaches, bend and pin semi-ripe or woody shoots into a small trench, wounding and treating the lower side of the shoot with rooting hormone. Cover the bend with soil. Leave over winter and until the plant has produced new growth. Scrape back the soil and check for rooting. Once adequate roots can be seen, cut the shoot from the parent and pot up in good, free draining potting soil. Feed and grow well through the summer, plant in new position in the autumn. This is the simplest way to make cuttings, it is also known as layering.


You have no idea how thrilled I am u have responded because I had a real hard time trying to get the cuttings to take .. OK I’m gonna takeoff tomorrow and check that out. Thank you for your response I really appreciate it


Good luck and happy growing.


oof. I have no hand finesse. When I used to garden I always figured I'd just buy those grafting scissors that cut in that special shape, to make things easy/foolproof


Those come in handy if you have uniform rootstock and scions. Speed is of the essence in nursery work. Knife work comes in handy for budding and soft wood work, but we even used to use a bill-hook with a flat hammer-able backside for trunk saddle grafts on old apple trees. I guess you’ve got to use what you need to achieve the result you want.


This guys grafts….


I don’t see any hormone solution applied. Is that not necessary?


What the fuck is the music lol


Spinning mixed with a top loading washing machine


Horrifying noise.


That was my exact first thought. I died laughing at it. It's squishy water sounds made into a beat.


Those are "moist beats" à la Reggie Watts




Deconstructed classical slurpcore to be exact


Did cbd cherry tomatoes last season






How’s that turn out?


They grew very well! Im not a fan of tomatoes so wife ate em mostly, had no way to test potency though


Like all cbd? I use cbd but can’t use thc because of work. That sounds amazing.




Mhmm.. they grew way bigger than my regular cherries but honestly had no way of testing the potency.. gonna do again next season and know somone who can test for me.


Hybridization and grafting are two seperate things, o wouldn't assume the graft to take on any characteristics of the root stock


I’ll be a volunteer! Lol


Uhhh, is this actually possible? Where are the cherry tomatoes producing cannabinoids? Maybe the cherry tomatoes grew, but I doubt they had any CBD or other cannabinoids in them Unless I’m missing somthing? I’m very curious.


So was a joint project with a friend of mine way in his 60s we both where workin on it, planted in my greenhouse.. we both smoke thc for medical reasons so cbd hardly works on either of us. Wife said she felt slight pain relief but we weren't sure if psychological or not.. but got another friend who can test the product next grow season! Gonna try the same method and also held onto some seeds to see if it works from seedling! :) All an experiment really


I’d love to see your results. However this is what I was getting at https://cbdfx.com/trichomes-why-does-cannabis-produce-cannabinoids/ Without trichomes, your plants won’t have cannabinoids. So unless you get the tomatoes to produce trichomes (would be revolutionary) I don’t think they’ll have a medicinal effect :(


So was doing a bit of reaserch to see if any one else had done something similar and found someone back in 2012 tried this out with success but only had about 20% traces of cbds/thc but you have a great point.. im gonna talk with my friend and see how we can refine the method.. and fortuanlly the seeds i saved should work! Once i get an accurate reading/ percentage il update but that wont be till atleast march/april even may as it seems the grow seasons are shifting :/ http://www.thctalk.com/cannabis-forum/showthread.php?78668-cannabis-tomato-hybrids-THC-TOMATOES-REALLY


I’ll have to follow you and see the results later then! I’m insatiably curious about the science of it




Here's a photo of one of the examples: https://www.samvanaken.com/tree-of-40-fruit-1 https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5936aae1b8a79b549468688b/1567780830034-0UKVLGY3V525SX5EO6UO/7R.jpg


this music sound like one of those "this song will make you poop" videos


LMAO I think of diarrhea immediately after hearing the song, then I see your comment.


Look! A JoJo reference.


Ah there it is. Been scrolling for this comment.




Any Jojolion readers here ?


I’m just going to say it IS THAT A JOJO’S REFERNCE?!1?1!1!1?1!1?1?2!1??1!1!1?11?1?




This brought back memories of being a kid, my dad used to get paid to bud rose stock every year at multiple nurseries in Essex, when the school holidays were on me and my brother would go and do the covering up bit at the end, but instead of clingfilm it was a little strip of rubber dipped in some powder and a staple. I stabbed the end of my finger so many times learning to go as fast as my elder brother and dad. Dad was considered something of a pro even amongst the old hands and the speed he could cut these things in was amazing. EDIT. As for the weirdest grafts i know of, I love the apple trees that actually have 40-50 different types of apple on one tree.


Amazing - as a young horticulturist in the late 90’s, I trained in several nurseries in Essex. Seems like a lifetime ago.


It was almost a lifetime ago. Ingatestone and Chigwell nurseries were the 2 that stick in my memory but them and a bunch of others were my dads yearly customers. But this would be late 80’s early 90’s sorta time.


Give me the song


I wonder who and how someone worked this out. Probably like a lot of discoveries was some sort of accident


Trees actually regularly naturally graft together in the wild, mainly due to growing too close together. Many will form natural grafts with their own limbs too. Man copies nature…




Thanks. I should have known that.


Trees scary yo


It's very very ancient. Like at least 4,000 years. There are ancient CHinese records of it. ​ Vegetative propagation in general is the earliest proven agriculture; there were remains found of a pot and fossilized figs. The figs were seedless. Seedless figs in the wild are rare. This means the ancient humans deliberately planted such a tree from a cutting. (Fig tree cuttings, which are essentially just cut branches, root especially easily when planted in the ground). These fossils were dated to like 10,000 years ago


I really appreciate your insights. As I tend to my plants, I feel a primal instinct is being stroked. Horticulture is imprinted on our DNA, in my opinion.


So they did this for my Japanese maple… but my issue now is the damn plant only wants to produce “suckers” and the actual growth of the Japanese maple is slowed because of it


As with all grafted plants, care and maintenance is needed in the first few years. Make sure soil or mulch is not touching or burying the graft union and regularly remove buds or shoots forming below the line.


Okay, We’ve been doing that! It is a very young tree. Thank you for the expertise!


That’s good. We all need to take the time to remember that trees work on much different time scales to us. Keep at it, in a few years the union will be thickened and healed enough to stop.


I would say go beyond mulch and use rocks/gravel if you really wanna beat those suckers into submission, but I've had suckers grow through that too (in my case it was 2" riverstone)


This song is from spongebob


You cut too thick branches off to replace it with two skinny ones?


You can do that if the branches are damaged. Most likely this is two different species being grafted together.


One example is apples, since they are never true to seed you must grow them from cloning. Tasty apple varieties may not have the best roots, so you would graft a tasty variety to a healthy base. I believe this is done with citrus, where a reliable and healthy tree is cut down and a tasty variety is grafted to its roots systems


When growing fruit it's common to graft onto a 'dwarf' rootstock which ensures shorter trees, as taller ones would less convenient to harvest from.




Often times the properties which make a free grow really well in a specific climate/soil make the fruit not taste good. Or rather, often really delicious fruits won’t grow in a specific climate. So you plant a tree that will thrive in local conditions and then you graft on really tasty fruit.


Wow, this has to be the most irresponsible blade handling I have seen In awhile.


Glad I'm not the only one that noticed they cut their hand😂




I spent a whole summer attempting grafting my freshly harvested 12ft cannabis plants with vigorous growth with slow growing varietals and tried to see if I could jumpstart growth. The answer was yes but with the amount of downtime with the tissue generation and nutrient uptake getting back to normal it was not worth it and honestly it had a hard time uptaking P and K throughout flower. Horticulture is fun


Good to know. Have you tried seedling grafts?


Well it depends, If you try to graft when the first set of leaves pop after the cotlyden the issue is really just user error. Their very delicate and soft wooded material can have a high failure rate, it all comes down to the sharpness of your grafting knife, proper cambium exposure and sealing with grafting tape without suffocating the plant. Generally grafting is done with apples and other 7 plus year fruiting trees as well as dwarf varietals to encourage more vigorous growth and quicker yields. In my experience the benefit with cannabis is minimal from a production standpoint, as a life long horticulturist it's a bit of a love craft for me.


Same, I love grafting for very similar reasons. We used to have to seedling graft a few species of Passiflora in a botanical collection, this was the best way to get a multi-stemmed climber onto a tough rootstock. It’s delicate work but, as you say, with clean tools and a steady hand, it can be done.


You said it best, getting the unique qualities is the largest reward. With cannabis the largest reward I ever had was a multi graft project that produced 3 different sections of separate strains. Yield was difficult due to the p and k deficiency (ie where the mass comes from) but seeing fully expressed flower across 3 varietals that I have individually grown to full potential is probably the highlight and also the end of my grafting journey with cannabis. These days i mainly graft Blackberrys and raspberry bushes for multi varietal harvests.


I would love to have seen that. Inspirational!


Il try to dig up some photos they exist somewhere around my house. If I do il send you a dm with them if your intrested.


I really hate this music lol


Cool stuff, but can we agree on how cringey this music is. Kinda ruined the whole experience for me


Change this squelchy music


The music makes me feel like I’m on acid but this is sick


That's awesome!


We totally did this in high school


Can it be different plant species?


Yes but they usually can’t be anything higher than in the same genus. Sometimes, but very rarely, you will see extremely common plants used as a rootstock for more desirable plants but they are in different genuses in the same family, such as using hawthorn as rootstock for peach.


Yes, also sometimes different plant genera. Very rarely, plants from different families.


Next Spring, I am so going to graft roses to a cannabis plant. Then following that Hops. Maybe I can recreate the original plant from 2.7 million years ago.


Being in the same family (Cannabaceae), Cannabis (as a scion) has previously been grafted onto a Hops rootstock as an experiment. Although it hasn’t been done, I think Rose and Cannabis are too distantly related (while in the same Order, they are evolutionarily at opposing poles of the phylogenetic tree of Rosales). Grafting Cannabis onto Fig trees, while a long shot, would be (phylogenetically) more likely to have success.


Thank you for the enlightening information!!


No problem, grafting is fascinating. In one of the botanic gardens I used to work in, we would graft trees onto compatible rootstocks so we could get them to grow in our climate and soil conditions. This had been done in the same garden for hundreds of years. Many of the old grafted trees have amazing looking graft unions. Some were two-tone, some looked like they had ‘beer bellies’ where the scion had overgrown the top of the rootstock.


Whoa!! That's really awesome!! Now you have me thinking, I'd like to take one strain of cannabis and graft to another; Would the terpine profiles of both be combined inside of the one that is grafted on?


Probably not - you could side graft two varieties together and each would produce their own typical levels. Grafting doesn’t generally produce hybrid crops, it is mainly done for uniformity of crops. You may find that grafting a tasty but poor cropping variety onto a more vigorous rootstock would produce better results for your scion though. Cannabis is not a good grafting species though - as you may have noticed, stems become hollow over time. This can be problematic. Best time to graft is as a seedling.


Reminded me that I am in need of grafting on my scalp.


I'm thinking a little lower. For me.


what I should do to the ever present Black Walnut saplings I can't get rid of.


You can graft branches of many different cannabis strains onto one plant, and flower out one Frankenstein plant.


Imagine if people could do this. I mean besides fucking.


Nearly all citrus and all roses are grafted similar to this. Good rootstock with good fruit or flower canes.


Plantsplant surgery


To the Experts: How difficult is this to do for the average gardener? Also, do certain plants graft better than others? Are there combinations that don’t work? I’m so curious - I’ve never seen this before and it’s **soooo cool!!!!**


I never did it myself, but I had always figured I would use grafting shears to make it easier, which cut in a specific shape for grafting, since I've got the hand dexterity of a drunken sloth


As an apprentice we were taught knife and budding techniques but these were mainly so you could get faster for effective nursery work. The only way to learn is by doing, trying different techniques and then observing and keeping notes on how it worked out. Happy gardening!


This is too cool! The audio really creeped me out. Is that weird?


Plants are idiots


Can someone explain why this works? Why can’t we just glue on a human arm to another human then?


animals have an active immune system, which kills any foreign cells or matter. Plants don't have this, so it's not an issue. If animals didn't have this, then indeed, I could chop your head off and implant my friend Bob's head and as long as I kept blood supply and everything alive, bob's head would grow on your body and you'd be Bob (since the person's identity is basically 100% in the brain), but Bob with your body. Then again nerves don't grow back, but assuming they did.


And that is how I got blackberries in my rose garden. 🤷


Song Id? Lmao




Isn’t this how ancient romans started making varieties of the apple?


What kind of knife is that?


And this is how we have oranges growing on our lemon tree!


This is a very creepy question so I apologize in advance but could you theoretically successfully graft two people together? I know conjoined twins are a thing but could you join two people who were not previously conjoined?




Bruh why the flamethrower


it's a very effective general-area-destroyer. They were fleeing that spaceship, they didn't have time to euthenize all the subjects and destroy the lab with just a crowbar or something


Must ppl don't know this, but you can put your weed on there


How about not cutting it down in the first place


And crafting is something my daughter does at her art camp while grifting is something my worthless piece of shit brother does to every poor soul he leeches off.


Yo how about that music though, funkadelic


Black magic, careful this will get you arrested in some countries.


In our yard we planted a cocktail citrus tree, with lemons and oranges. What a world!


Catchy tune


Tf is that awful sound


I can’t even imagine how many people made fun of the guy that discovered this before he discovered it.


This song makes the whole video a pain to watch.


so you're telling me that plants can crossbreed? hol up r/HolUp


Plant sex.


I think I saw something similar too this but the person wrapped soil on the branch and another tree started growing out of it


Why arent the tops browned


who made this sorry ass beat


It’s so crazy how someone just figured this out, probably without modern technology


So, does it depends on genes of the plant or can i mix apple and strawberry and get strapple?


It's cool, but I don't think it's next level. Grafting is teached in 6th grade.


How do I download this video?


Just like what that one guy did with his daughter n dog


by this logic i should be able to cut someone's arm off and attach it to my leg. science




Fun fact: most fruit tastes mediocre to awful and the stuff we get in stores came from grafted branches from a tree that was known to have good fruit.