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  • n  a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
  • n  root or part of a root used for plant propagation; especially that part of a grafted plant that supplies the roots

  • He looks much like Woodrow Wilson, a resemblance not fancied by Kirchhofer, who, like his paper, is a lifelong, rootstock Republican.
  • Phylloxera can be stymied by regrafting grape buds onto resistant varieties of rootstock.
  • Grafting varietal vines on hardy Canadian rootstock Frank proved to New York vintners and other aspirants in Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas and elsewhere .
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  • Yardsmart: Rediscovering quince
    This was an old-fashioned quince, one of America's 19th-century home-orchard trees that fell from favor due to its peculiar fruit. But the trees are so naturally long-lived that 100-year-old specimens like mine can still bear fruit. Quince was used as a rootstock for apple trees, so many alive today may have originated as rootstock that flourished after the grafted apple scion wood died off long ...
    Aug. 6, 2013 - Fairport - East Rochester Post

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