A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees; In Which a New Method of Pruning and Training Is Fully Described

A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees; In Which a New Method of Pruning and Training Is Fully Described

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...to the number which you may wish to plant), and trained either for dwarfs or standards. By selecting the largest and finest fruit many varieties may be obtained from the feed; they may also be propagated from layers; but those who are fond of having a great variety, and keeping the sorts true, should graft them. If trained up with straight clean stems, Service-trees will grow to the height of thirty or forty feet; in that cafe they should be planted among forest trees, or in the back parts of large shrubberies. But those who wish to plant them as flowering shrubs must head them down when young, to make them throw out horizontal shoots; they may then be planted among the middling-sized shrubs, which will make a beautiful variety, both when in flower and when bearing fruit. Wild Service-trees grow to a considerable size when pro The fruit of the Wild Service is excellent food for Game and other birds. perly MANAGEMENT OF FRUIT TREES, &c. perly managed, and are very much used by wheelers, &c. on account of the wood feeing all. what they call, heart-wood.-r---Of the Maple-leaved Service-Tree. This tree grows wild at Paddington, and in other parts of England, and is frequently forty or sifty feet high, with a large spreading head, making a sine appearance, and deserves a place among forest-trees and in extensive plantations and gardens. It bears large bunches of white flowers, succeeded by clusters of brown fruit, which, when gathered full ripe, and laid by for some time, till it becomes soft, has a very agreeable tart flavour.-. This tree may be raised from seed, which should be sown in Autumn, or by layers; but those who wish to raise them in. the dwarf state should graft them very low, and train them from six to eight feet high. Some graft...
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236584155
  • 9781236584151