whip graft

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whip graft

n
(Horticulture) 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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Whip grafts are suitable for rootstocks similar in diameter to scions, so they're useful for propagating new trees or adding a branch or two of another variety to an existing tree.
The following three common grafts--the whip graft, the cleft graft, and the bark graft--are suitable for "making" or "making over" a wide range of trees and shrubs.
Caption: Pair the sloping surfaces of a scion and rootstock to form a whip graft, and wrap the graft with a binding material prior to applying a sealant to prevent moisture loss.