Originally Posted by GotGarlic
It's more complicated than that. This explains it better than I can: Can You Grow Apples From Seeds?
And you don't need to get grafts from a tree. You can get grafts from existing grafts.
The apple cookbook I have describes a tree at an orchard entrance that is covered with grafts from dozens of apple varieties. I'd love to see that someday.
I didn't know that about apples. Thanks for the link. Yeah, I realize you don't need a whole tree for a graft, just some tree that has a graft with enough branches that one is willing to cut off some.
I knew someone who told me that his parents, in Portugal, had a citrus tree with grafts. It grew lemons, limes, oranges, and one other kind of citrus fruit.