In horticulture, a rootstock is a plant or portion of a plant that is used as the root system for another plant, called the scion. The rootstock provides anchorage and support for the scion, as well as influencing its growth and development. Rootstocks can affect the size and vigor of the scion, its drought tolerance and disease resistance, and its adaptation to different soils and climatic conditions. Rootstocks are often selected for specific qualities, such as disease resistance or the ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions, and are a critical component in the success of many fruit trees, grapevines, and ornamental plants. The use of rootstocks is a key tool in improving the productivity, sustainability, and profitability of our crops here at Bravante Farm Capital.