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How Plants Are Trained to Work for Man Volume 4; Small Fruits (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
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How Plants Are Trained to Work for Man Volume 4; Small Fruits (Paperback): Luther Burbank
How Plants Are Trained to Work for Man Volume 4; Small Fruits (Paperback): Luther Burbank

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How Plants Are Trained to Work for Man Volume 4; Small Fruits (Paperback)

Luther Burbank

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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. 1921 Excerpt: ...and almost without exception as poor bearers. Such records as these are typical: "No. 10--Poor grower; fruit small. No. 14--Strong grower and poor bearer. No. 16--Poor grower and poor bearer. No. 18--Medium grower and poor bearer." This is not as discouraging as it might seem on the face of it. All of the trees represented by the above numbers bore regularly; they produced a fair crop every year. Moreover, there were others that were listed as "medium" bearers, and even as "heavy" bearers. One of these now fruiting produces such an enormous quantity of fruit that it would seem impossible for the tree to hold it; the branches are literally crowded with plumcots from base to tip. The quality also is good. So this variety gives a good basis for more seedlings and for crosses that will produce regular and abundant bearers of fruit of superior quality. The plumcot was at first slow of improvement owing to the comparatively few seeds available, and the time it took those to come again to bearing, yet a number of varieties which combine the pleasing quality of the apricot with the hardiness and productivity of the plum are already in existence. The larger proportion of the successful crosses between the apricot and the plum have been made with the Japanese plums. Few seedlings have been raised from the apricot trees pollenized with the Japanese pollen, the seeds generally being produced from the plum tree. The seedlings of the second generation show an astonishing number of variations. Although both trees and fruits of these variations usually resemble both parents in various respects, yet we are so unaccustomed to seeing such combinations of characters that they appear to be new. In fact, the combinations are new, though the characte...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Luther Burbank
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-16804-2
Barcode: 9781231168042
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Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Plant life: general
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LSN: 1-231-16804-8

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