. The California fruits and how to grow them. in the engraving ofa young apple in the garden of the writer, marked for its second winter pruning. The fourbranches forming its heademerge at a considerable dis-tance from each other on thestem, and they are not quiteat opposite points, as the en-graving indicates. This formwill give a stronger tree thanwhere the branches all emergefrom the top of the shortstem, as is the case in someof the other trees shown. Toarrange to have branchesemerge at different points,pinching must usually be done,for it is natural for the budsnear together at the top to

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. The California fruits and how to grow them. in the engraving ofa young apple in the garden of the writer, marked for its second winter pruning. The fourbranches forming its heademerge at a considerable dis-tance from each other on thestem, and they are not quiteat opposite points, as the en-graving indicates. This formwill give a stronger tree thanwhere the branches all emergefrom the top of the shortstem, as is the case in someof the other trees shown. Toarrange to have branchesemerge at different points,pinching must usually be done,for it is natural for the budsnear together at the top to Stock Photo
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. The California fruits and how to grow them. in the engraving ofa young apple in the garden of the writer, marked for its second winter pruning. The fourbranches forming its heademerge at a considerable dis-tance from each other on thestem, and they are not quiteat opposite points, as the en-graving indicates. This formwill give a stronger tree thanwhere the branches all emergefrom the top of the shortstem, as is the case in someof the other trees shown. Toarrange to have branchesemerge at different points,pinching must usually be done,for it is natural for the budsnear together at the top topush out strongly, and as thegrowth advances they assumeabout the same level. Themarkings on the tree may besuggestive as to the way toreduce an excessive numberof laterals early in the life of the tree. Third Pruning.—When the tree reaches its third winterpruning its form is well outlined, and early bearing trees likethe peach and apricot will give the grower quite a respectablecrop. To bear this crop, greater care should be taken at the. Apple Tree Marked for SecondWinter Pruning. 158 Third Winter Pruning. third winter pruning to leave the small laterals low down on themain branches, for on them, clustered close in the head of thetree, most of the first crop will be found. Though some trees do bear earlier than the third summer,the fruit is not usually considered un-til the third summer. The engravingis from a pear tree in the orchard ofW. W. Smith, the photograph beingtaken just after its third winter pruning.It is a very good representative of thevase form of a tree as grown in Cali-fornia. It has four main branches,each issuing from a different point onthe stem, each permitted to carry twomain branches, which are not arrangedaround the circumference, but some ofthem tending toward the center. Atthe third pruning more than the num-ber of shoots have been left than re-quired by the rule, for, starting withfour main branches, there are usuallysixteen left at the third pruni

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