The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 2: Roman Gardens (500BC-500AD)

Roman Fruit Grafting

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IV.. Roman Gardening, considered in respect to the Propagation and Planting of Timber Trees and Hedges 73.The Romans propagated trees by the methods now in common use in our nurseries. Fruit trees were generally grafted and inoculated; vines, figs, and olives raised by cuttings, layers, or suckers; and forest trees generally propagated by seeds and suckers.