top grafting

  1. grafting in the top, as of a tree, in order to replace existing branches with those of a more desired variety or form.

Origin of top grafting

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby top grafting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use top grafting in a sentence

  • This is particularly the case in stock-grafts and in renewing an orchard by top-grafting.

    American Pomology | J. A. Warder
  • The top grafting method shown is easy and sure if you have "the know-how and skill."

  • Cleft-grafting is often employed for other purposes than the 88 top-grafting of old trees.

    The Nursery Book | Liberty Hyde Bailey
  • Free from blight and apparently valuable as a stock for top-grafting.

    The Pears of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • Budding is sometimes employed the same as top-grafting for changing over the top of an old tree from one variety to another.

    The Nursery Book | Liberty Hyde Bailey