Reworking citrus trees


Reworking should only be carried out on healthy trees using good quality budwood, which is free of pests and diseases, especially viruses.

The new tree grafts should make good growth because of the established root system but the existing rootstock will still influence the fruit quality of the new scion.

This Primefact covers:

  • factors to consider before reworking
  • tree preparation
  • preparation of grafting wood
  • grafting
  • post-graft management
  • advantages and disadvantages

It includes many colour photographs showing the procedures.


Primefact 756 First Edition

Published: Nov 2007