Transactions of the Illinois State Horticultural Society Volume 36

Transactions of the Illinois State Horticultural Society Volume 36

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: our climate, is very essential. In a damp, moist climate it is more necessary than here. Mr. Soverhill--You think the branches should be about four feet from the ground. Where there are a good many reaching below, that, would you recommend cutting those limbs off when you set the tree out or wait until it got bigger? I think it would be better to cut them off when you set them out. Mr. Bryant--I should cut some off. But if there are too many you should do as I said in the paper here. Your tree is not the shape you want it. A great many branches come and before long it is going to make too many. Shorten them and cut well back. I thin mine when they throw out shoots to keep them from growing too strong. Mr. Scott--Is there any variety of apple where the tree does cot need any trimming? Mr. Bryant--Some varieties do not need as much as others. Mr. Foster--Isn't a tree benefited by pruning where apparently no buds are cut off? Mr. Bryant--Yes, that is frequently the case in a great many cases. They form long shoots of buds where there are no parent buds. Mr. Soverhill--Would you think that the fall was as good time for trimming grapes as February and March. It is warmer and there is plenty time to do it then. Mr. Bryant--There seems to be a little difference of opinion on that, and many seem to think it would not make any difference. Still, if you are going to cover your vines I should trim them some and a little more afterwards. Where they are up on the trellis I should perhaps trim them a little more even. I do not know. I never have had practical experience to determine that entirely. Mr. Soverhill--I have followed it 15 or 20 years, trimming the vines in November. Mr. Miner--I wanted to ask Mr. Bryant, in taking a young peach tree more

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  • English
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