Green Grafting

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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green grafting, viticultural term for budding and grafting in the vineyard or nursery using green stem tissue. Green grafting offers less flexibility in timing than chip budding and t-budding because the rootstock shoots must be green, and so it must take place in late spring or early summer. As with T-budding, the scion pieces to be inserted may be from stored winter cuttings or the current season’s green shoots.