Bulletin No. 1-10; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Division of Pomology Volume 9-10

Bulletin No. 1-10; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Division of Pomology Volume 9-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... all the most suitable shape that can be given a fig tree. In planting in this manner the tree or cuttings should be made to cross each other in the hole a little below the soil. This wil give a greater inclination to the main trunks, which is just what it' desired. In training such trees after planting very little labor i'required. The trunks will bend out by themselves, and the branche' of each tree will complement one another and form one uniform head or crown. No pruning is necessary, except to cut out some branclio which grow too closely together. The interior branches will be comparatively very few, and the principal limbs will grow outward. Such trees require less pruning than those planted in the regular or orthodox way, as they will shape and care for themselves. This mode of planting should be adopted for all fig orchards. Fig trees destined to give shade in avenues and ornamental grounds may, bowever, be set singly. CAKE OF TREES AFTEK PLANTING. Whether the recently set fig trees should be irrigated or not must depend upon circumstances. If the soil be moist, irrigation should be postponed until necessary. The trees should be inspected every two or three days. When in proper condition the buds and the top branches should be plump and the outside scales of the buds should be full of sap if punctured or broken. If any of them show dryness, water should be applied at once, and if, after irrigation, no improvement is seen within a day, there is no alternative but to cut the trees back to the point where they will bleed freely. If, after being cut back, the tree shows signs of continuing to dry, it should be cut back close to the surface of the soil, in order that a shoot may be encouraged to start up and form a new tree. This cutting back...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658368X
  • 9781236583680