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Productive orcharding, modern methods of growing and marketing fruit . Fig. 59.—Spurs of the European plum. They differ from the apple in being straight ard in not living so long. Fig. 51.—Cherry spurs. Similar to the plum. on its sobering down by the second year and producing a lot ofgood new shoots that will bear. The leaders in the peach need especial attention. Fromthe very fact that the method of bearing is progressive, thereis a strong tendency for these leaders to get away and carry thetree to undue heights. This disposition is especially strong inyoung trees, and for several years afte

Productive orcharding, modern methods of growing and marketing fruit . Fig. 59.—Spurs of the European plum. They differ from the apple in being straight ard in not living so long. Fig. 51.—Cherry spurs. Similar to the plum. on its sobering down by the second year and producing a lot ofgood new shoots that will bear. The leaders in the peach need especial attention. Fromthe very fact that the method of bearing is progressive, thereis a strong tendency for these leaders to get away and carry thetree to undue heights. This disposition is especially strong inyoung trees, and for several years afte Stock Photo
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Productive orcharding, modern methods of growing and marketing fruit . Fig. 59.—Spurs of the European plum. They differ from the apple in being straight ard in not living so long. Fig. 51.—Cherry spurs. Similar to the plum. on its sobering down by the second year and producing a lot ofgood new shoots that will bear. The leaders in the peach need especial attention. Fromthe very fact that the method of bearing is progressive, thereis a strong tendency for these leaders to get away and carry thetree to undue heights. This disposition is especially strong inyoung trees, and for several years after the tree is set the prunerhas to take out practically all the leaders, even though he knowsthat they will be replaced by an equally strong growth. 124 PRUNING The plums and the cherry may, perhaps, be classed togetherbecause their methods of bearing, though differing in manyminor details, are essentially the same. They all agree in bear-ing their fruit not only on the sides of shorter or longer spurs, butalso from the lateral buds of last years growth. These s

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