from The Century Dictionary.
- To supply insufficiently with stock; put too small a stock in or on: said generally of a farm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To supply insufficiently with stock.
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- verb transitive To
stockwith an insufficientamount.
- noun horticulture The
rootstockonto which the scionis grafted.
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- verb stock with less than the usual or desirable number or quantity
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Note by Editor: An Oregon nursery, which formerly propagated European filberts on the Turkish understock, now has abandoned its use.
But it appears more likely that some northern pecan seed can be found which will produce a hardy understock to furnish a seedling of sufficient vigor and size for propagating purposes in five years or less.
The suggested understock is black walnut (_J. nigra_) though established hardy Carpathian and other Persian walnuts may be satisfactory for top working.
It is possible that this factor may be overcome by using Turkish hazel (_C. colurna_ L.) as an understock and grafting or budding thereon the varieties that sprout when on their own roots.
The grafts had blended with the understock and the offspring was different from either parent.
The use of eastern black walnut as understock has been practised by several orchardists and nurserymen, and a few will have trees for sale in the near future.
Illinois orchard is on a Wisconsin bitternut understock.
You cut your scion wedge and then make your understock cut and you will seldom make a mistake after you get experience.
Broadview has often suffered winter injury at both locations, and in 1950-51 was killed to the understock at Urbana.
I am wondering from what Mr. Hardy has told us today if it may not be an understock problem, and if it is an understock problem -- if there are certain strains of understock which are compatible with certain scions, possibly we should ask for some investigations, some more research to be done in this direction.