Can someone please explain to me why it is recommended to graft an avocado cutting onto a plant that you've already started from seed? Rather than just taking a short cutting from the tree, applying rooting hormone, planting that into your medium, and covering with a humidity dome?
I've got a few seedlings going right now, but from what I'm reading it sounds like the fruit (if they fruit) could take up to a decade and will be unpredictable. But the grafting sounds a bit complicated. I've had good results using coco coir for rooting several other plants in the garden...so I'd like to just be able to take a cutting.
If I do that and don't graft it, A) will it even work? and B) will it take much longer than a grafted plant to grow to full size?