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whip and tongue grafting Line breaks: whip and tongue graft|ing

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Definition of whip and tongue grafting in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A method of grafting in which both stock and scion are cut diagonally and their surfaces are provided with matching tongues which interlock when the graft is tied.
Example sentences
  • The ratios were 69.7% in whip and tongue grafting and 43.7 in lateral perforation techniques.
  • Commercial clonal propagation of cultivars is usually via chip budding or whip and tongue grafting onto seedling rootstock.
  • One advantage of whip and tongue grafting is that all parts are dormant, whereas T bud grafting in August, both scion and rootstock are growing and much more vulnerable to harm.

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