Grafting Machine

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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grafting machine, a device used in grafting by making cuts through the vine rootstock and scion pieces with mirror-image shapes that permit snug fitting. Shapes used include castellate and omega. Grafting machines are an essential part of the factory-like methods used for bench grafting, but innovative growers have used modified machines for nursery grafting and field budding and grafting.