- a method of artificial pollination of fig trees by wasps that prick the buds on branches of the caprifig that have been hung in trees of the edible fig.
Examples from the Web for caprification
Historical Examples of caprification
I cannot learn that caprification is now practised in Italy, but it is still in use in Greece.Man and Nature
George P. Marsh
The comparison of the fertilization of the date palm to the use of the wild fig refers to the practice of Caprification.The Legacy of Greece
Thirty or forty years ago I read all that I could find about caprification, and was utterly puzzled.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
- a method of pollinating the edible fig by hanging branches of caprifig flowers in edible fig trees. Parasitic wasps in the caprifig flowers transfer pollen to the edible fig flowers