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whip graft

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noun Horticulture.
  1. a graft prepared by cutting both the scion and the stock in a sloping direction and securing them by tying or taping.
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Origin of whip graft

First recorded in 1665–75
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Historical Examples

  • If Grafting is done on small stocks, it is customary to employ the whip-graft, which is illustrated in the margin.

    The Practical Garden-Book

    C. E. Hunn

  • The cions may be placed on the tree by several methods, but only two are commonly employed,—the whip-graft and the cleft-graft.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • On the small shoots of young trees, the whip-graft is often employed, but it is not used in large trees.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • Root-grafting, especially of fruit-stocks, is performed almost entirely by the whip-graft.

    The Nursery Book

    Liberty Hyde Bailey

  • The parts are held only by the string, which, together with the wax, is applied in the same way as upon the whip-graft.

    The Nursery Book

    Liberty Hyde Bailey


British Dictionary definitions for whip graft

whip graft

noun
  1. horticulture a graft made by inserting a tongue cut on the sloping base of the scion into a slit on the sloping top of the stock
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