Where Was Plant Grafting Invented?

The first known use of plant grafting was by the Chinese in 1560 B.C., according to Union County College. Plant grafting is the process where a piece of one plant is placed into a cut made in another plant. The wound will heal and the grafted piece will retain its characteristics. One example is when several types of fruit plants are grafted onto one tree.

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