Story: Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts

Grafting oranges

In New Zealand, most oranges are grown on a hardy rootstock of Poncirus trifoliata, a citrus with small, sour fruit. It is relatively disease-resistant, and tolerates drought and wind. This 1966 film clip shows orange-tree buds being inserted and taped into the rootstock, some young grafted plants and an orchard of grafted trees.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 174. National Film Unit, 1966

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Citrus', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008