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bud +‎ set


budset (plural budsets)

  1. The development of buds on a plant.
    • 2011, R. Parish, ‎C. M. Johnson, ‎& G. Montgomery, Regenerating British Columbia's Forests, →ISBN, page 232:
      Some programs use drought stress to cause budset and harden the crop in preparation for winter.
    • 2013, Tim D. Davis & Bruce E. Haissig, Biology of Adventitious Root Formation, →ISBN, page 252:
      The timing of budset was the most important factor in determining allocation differences between the clones.
  2. The time in a plant's lifecycle when visible buds first appear.
    • 2009 March 14, Gord Stimmell, “Great value this week reflects industry's best”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      Proper bud pruning, green harvests where whole clusters are dumped on the ground to bolster final berry concentration, as well as a myriad of intensive practices between budset and harvest.
    • 2013, F.J. Bigras & ‎Stephen Colombo, Conifer Cold Hardiness, →ISBN, page 207:
      1-year-old seedlings of P. Sylvestris show steep latitudinal clines within Finland in date of budset and in the development of frost tolerance.
  3. A bud, immature shoot, or growth tip on a cultivated plant.
    • 1985, Interior Landscape Industry - Volume 2, Issues 7-12, page 75:
      And growers using AQUA-GRO report greater budsets and faster crops with better rooting.
    • 2010, Cynthia Gold & ‎Lise Stern, Culinary Tea, →ISBN, page 21:
      Only budsets (immature leaves, shoots, or tips) are harvested to produce white tea.
    • 2011, Mary Lou Heiss & ‎Robert J. Heiss, The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide, →ISBN:
      White tea budsets are shaded for approximately the final three weeks of their time on the bush.
  4. A variety of tea made from the budsets of the tea plant.
    • 2011, Mary Lou Heiss & ‎Robert J. Heiss, The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide, →ISBN:
      Assam bush is the best choice for making many world famous teas, but not for white tea, either budset or leaf style.


  • (immature shoot or growth tip): bud.
  • (variety of tea): white tea