- Grafted plants are susceptible to evaporation from the cut until callus have been formed to close
the wound. Therefore it should be kept in a humid atmosphere until the two parts have grown
together. In the nursery they can be kept in a humid atmosphere in a mist house. In the field, the
grafted plant can be covered by a plastic bag.
- After the parts have united, the wrapping material should be removed and the plants still be kept in the nursery for some time to harden.
- Normal nursery practices of watering, root-pruning etc. should be carried out until the plants are planted out.
- Shoots and branches that grow out from the root stock, i.e. below the grafting point should be removed. In order to help in identifying the graft union for a long time, the place of union may be painted.
- If flowers occur in the first year or before the vegetative parts have been sufficiently developed, they should be removed.