Usually the leaf buds, or scion, are collected while the fruit tree is dormant in the winter.
He was a scion of immense wealth, a civil rights activist, and an art collector and patron.
Sharif, 63, was born into money as the scion of a very wealthy family in Lahore.
Then the scion is inserted into the root in April or May, just as the tree begins to blossom.
The scion of an Alaskan political dynasty has just survived one such fight.
Into this a slit is made; and then the scion or shoot is cut into the form of a tongue and inserted into it.
And this of all the professions is the one on which he would graft his scion of lofty morality?
The scion of the Broons, fired for the honour of his house, drove straight at the mouth of the insulter.
He was not the offspring of some criminal, but the scion of a noble Virginia house!
When the scion has been inserted into this slot so made, the bark is turned up over it again and fastened there.
a detached shoot or twig of living plant, esp. used for grafting
Old French cion
c.1300, "a shoot or twig," especially one for grafting, from Old French sion, cion "descendant; shoot, twig; offspring" (12c., Modern French scion, Picard chion), of uncertain origin. OED rejects derivation from Old French scier "to saw." Perhaps a diminutive from Frankish *kid-, from Proto-Germanic *kidon-, from PIE *geie- "to sprout, split, open" (see chink (n.1)). Figurative use is attested from 1580s in English; meaning "an heir, a descendant" is from 1814, from the "family tree" image.