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  • Image: Crown Gall 1
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Crown Gall
Agrobacterium tumefaciens

  • Galls (tumor like overgrowth) occur on roots, where the stem meets the soil, and at the site of pruning wounds
  • Young galls are soft, light green in color, with no bark
  • Older galls are brown to black and are hard
  • More information on Crown Gall
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Graft Incompatibility

  • Overgrowths at, above, or below the graft union
  • Graft components breaking apart cleanly at the graft union
  • Marked differences in growth rate or vigor of scion and rootstock

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