. The encyclopedia of practical horticulture; a reference system of commercial horticulture, covering the practical and scientific phases of horticulture, with special reference to fruits and vegetables;. Gardening; Fruit-culture; Vegetable gardening. 256 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE and the land between the trees is to be utilized by the planting of "fillers" and the growth of vegetables. By "fillers" we mean other varieties of trees between the rows. We are presuming that apples will be the main crop, and that every- thing is to be subordinated to the idea of pr

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. The encyclopedia of practical horticulture; a reference system of commercial horticulture, covering the practical and scientific phases of horticulture, with special reference to fruits and vegetables;. Gardening; Fruit-culture; Vegetable gardening. 256 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE and the land between the trees is to be utilized by the planting of "fillers" and the growth of vegetables. By "fillers" we mean other varieties of trees between the rows. We are presuming that apples will be the main crop, and that every- thing is to be subordinated to the idea of pr
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. The encyclopedia of practical horticulture; a reference system of commercial horticulture, covering the practical and scientific phases of horticulture, with special reference to fruits and vegetables;. Gardening; Fruit-culture; Vegetable gardening. 256 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE and the land between the trees is to be utilized by the planting of "fillers" and the growth of vegetables. By "fillers" we mean other varieties of trees between the rows. We are presuming that apples will be the main crop, and that every- thing is to be subordinated to the idea of producing a permanent apple orchard that will live and bear perhaps one hun- dred years, but "fillers" may be planted with a view to sacrificing them when the apple trees need the soil and sun- shine. Peach and Pear Fillers * We will suppose that the square method is chosen and that the trees are planted two rods apart each way. This makes on one full acre of land 40 trees, and on ten acres, 400 trees. We would then plant the same number of rows of pear trees midway between the rows of apple trees, and plant them one rod apart. This gives 80 pear trees per acre, or 800 * For other methods of planting:, see article on "Laying Out the Orchard."—Ed. trees on ten acres. We would then plant as many peach trees as apple trees mid- way between the apple trees, making 40 peach trees per acre, or 400 on ten acres. This gives, in all, 160 trees per acre, one rod apart, or 1,600 on a full ten acres. Many would not plant peaches, and their objection is that peaches are differ- ent in nature from apples and pears; that they grow with spreading branches, rendering it difficult to work and culti- vate among the trees. It is also claimed that spraying apples and pears for codling moth often specks the peaches and in- jures them. We have fully weighed these objections, and do not consider them im- portant as compared with the fact that the peach is a rapid grower, an early b

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