bud sport



a sport resulting from a bud mutation or bud variation.

Origin of bud sport

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples of bud sport

  • The vine was set for Concord and is supposed to be a bud-sport of that variety.

  • The question is brought home to us when we ask what is a bud-sport, such as a nectarine appearing on a peach-tree?

    Darwin and Modern Science

    A.C. Seward and Others

British Dictionary definitions for bud sport

bud sport


horticulture a shoot, inflorescence, etc, that differs from another such structure on a plant and is caused by a somatic mutation; the differences can be retained by vegetative propagation
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