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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...still younger wood from
which in the second, but not in the first ensuing year, a good crop
of fruit might be obtained. Obviously the vinegrower who has to
grow his shoots nff twoyear-old wood is in a bad plight, for he
cannot hope for much fruit from that particular source until two
years have passed away. The method of trellising and expanding the
branches has been chosen for the purpose of elucidating this
subject. not because it is chiefly practised in South Australia,
for as a matter of fact the gooseberry style is far more in vogue,
but because it lends itself to exhibiting in a clearer light the
principles upon which, in pruning, the various parts of the vine
should be left or removed. Whether the vine be trellised or made to
support its own fruit, the tvo great objects of securing
fruit-shoots for the current year an J woodshoots for the next
succeeding year should be continually borne in mind. The maxim of
the pruner as he goes through with the secateur in his hand should
be, "Leave some for fruit and some for wood, and all the rest may
go unless they are urgently required for growing wood for later
year to replace that which has been accidentally lost." In the
gooseberry style the object of securing fruit-shoots may be
practically made the sole aim of the pruner in most parts of the
colony, seeing that the growth of the vine is so luxuriant that the
production of wood-shoots may be left to the natural efforts of the
plant itself. Still, whether the object be to provide for the
expansion of the vine under the trellising system or for its closer
growth under that of the gooseberry style the rule should not be
entirely lost sight of, and it may readily be understood on
reference to the sketches on Plates 3 and 4. On the...
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