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Zenport Grafting Tool ZJ67 Omega-Cut Grafting Tool for Grafting Fruit Trees and Vines





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Zenport Grafting Tool ZJ67 Omega-Cut Grafting Tool for Grafting Fruit Trees and Vines. Quickly and easily create professional quality grafts. The clean cuts made by the grafting tool allow you to get a perfect fit, every time. This increases the likelihood of the graft 'taking', leading to much less wastage. The 2 in 1 tool contains both a pruner and grafting guillotine. This allows you to first prepare the plants to be grafted, by trimming away excess leaves and twigs. Then using the special grafting guillotine you can make a perfect omega cut into the grafting stock.

   

Create Precise Grafts With Ease

The tool allows you to quickly create omega style grafts. Even a novice can create perfect grafts with ease. The grafting blade is able to cut through stock up to 1.4 cm in diameter. Because the same blade is used on the root stock and scion, they will easily slot together and form a tight bond. The clean cut and snug fit increases the likelihood of the graft 'taking'. For professionals this means less money lost to wastage on grafts that don't take. For the amateur it means the confidence to experiment with grafting, without the worry of mastering complex grafting techniques.

Trimming Blades for Grafting Stock Preparation

The grafting tool also has small trimming blades. These can be used for preparing the grafting stock and scion. This allows you to work quickly without having to spend time swapping tools. Professionals will appreciate the speed and precision with which grafts can be made.

Replaceable Grafting Blade

When grafting, creating a clean cut is imperative. That is why the grafting tool features a replaceable blade. All blades on the tool are made from SK5 high carbon steel for increased strength and durability - but like any tool, with extensive use they will eventually lose their edge. When this happens, replacements can be bought in batches of 3 or 10 and easily swapped in. Alternatively you can purchase a tool in a packages that includes 2 spare blades.

SK5 High Carbon Steel Blades

Both the trimming and grafting blades are made from SK5 high carbon steel. This means they will stay sharp for longer as well as resisting chipping and deformation. The blades have been hard-chrome treated which gives them better resistance to rusting.

Ergonomic handles

The grafting tool features ergonomic handles for comfort while grafting.

Specifications

Hard-Chrome treated blades are made from SK5 high carbon steel. The 2 in 1 tool contains both a pruner and omega grafting guillotine.

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Reasons for grafting and budding:

  • Perpetuate clones. Clones of numerous species cannot be economically reproduced from vegetative cuttings because the percentage of cuttings that root successfully is low. For example numerous clones of Japanese maple that either root poorly or lack an extensive root systems are grafted onto the seedling of an Acer palmatum rootstock.
  • Take advantage of particular rootstocks. Certain rootstocks have superior growth habits, disease and insect resistance, and drought tolerance. For example the French crabapple can increase resistance to crown gall and hairy root in apple trees.
  • Increase the growth rate of seedlings. The seedling progeny of many fruit and nut breeding programs may require 8 to 12 years to become fruitful. However, if these progeny are grafted onto established plants, the time required for them to flower and fruit is reduced dramatically.
  • Repair damaged plants. Large trees or specimen plants can be damaged easily above the soil line. The damage can often be repaired by planting several seedlings of the same species around the injured tree and grafting them above the injury.
  • Change varieties or cultivars. Newer varieties of trees may offer improved insect or disease resistance, better drought tolerance, or higher yields. As long as the scion is compatible with the rootstock, the older orchard may be top worked using the improved variety or cultivar.
  • Produce certain plant forms. Numerous horticultural plants owe their beauty to the fact that they are grafted or budded onto a standard, especially those that have a weeping or cascading form.
  • Optimize cross-pollination. Certain fruit trees are not self-pollinating; they require pollination by a second fruit tree through cross-pollination. To ensure good fruit set on the female (pistillate) plant, a male (staminate) plant must be growing nearby. Where this is not possible, the chances that cross-pollination will occur can be increased by grafting a scion from a male plant onto the female plant.

Unlike budding, which can be performed before or during the growing season, most grafting is done during winter and early spring while both scion and rootstock are still dormant.

  • Model: ZJ67
  • Manufactured by: Zenport

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 31 July, 2011.

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