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A scion, which means a lineal descendant of a notable family, is a branch segment from a tree. Scions can be grafted onto rootstock to clone a desirable tree.

Make a Scion

  1. Identify a tree with characteristics you want to replicate, such as a delicious apple.
  2. Return to this tree early Spring when the buds are formed but the leaves have not yet started to grow.
  3. Cut a one year old shoot from the tree. You only need three buds to on a segment to graft. A shoot can be further cut into smaller segments with each segment having at least three buds.