Frequently asked questions about clonal rootstocks:
What does “clonal” mean?
In short, cloning a plant is the process of creating several, identical plants from one mother plant. Duarte Nursery uses clonal technology to reproduce the best rootstocks. The Mother tree is one tree selected from many, it will display desirable traits such as: higher production, suitability to a specific soil type, resistance to nematodes and root pathogens, or the increasingly important characteristic of salt tolerance. For the farmer, this means that every cloned tree can grow and produce like the “best” tree.