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knuckle under

Term for digging in (also marking) a bent vine shoot to form a branch; see below Absenker,

Absenker Designation for the propagation result of vines (or other plants) and / or for the necessary previously buried in the ground shoot, Synonyms include turn-off, offshoot, depositor, Fächsling, booster, dog, marble, newcomer, nickling and tail vine. The ancient method was already used by Roman wine writers Columella (1st century AD). Before the phylloxera this was a commonly practiced form of vegetative propagation of vines, especially in dry locations. A long shoot of a...

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