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... state for gathering. It certainly requires observation and
practice in order to be fully acquainted with it. Never pinch a
fruit in order to know whether it is ripe or not, particularly the
Peach, Nectarine, or Apricot, because they are sooner damaged by it
than any other kinds. But to ascertain Avhether they be ripe or
not, let the hand be placed underneath, and the fruit be gently
raised a little; if it be at that advanced state proper to be
gathered, it will come off immediately, but if not ripe enough, it
will adhere: by attending to this, the proper criterion will soon
be learned. A funnel lined with velvet is used by some persons for
gathering fruit, but the practice recommended is a great deal
better. CHAPTER XX. The treatment of the Apple tree trained against
a wall, or as an espalier. Although most kinds of Apple trees will
bear well as standards, yet some do better when trained against a
wall, or as espaliers. Because they derive advantages from these
situations, which they cannot receive as standards; the heat which
is afforded them by the reflection of the sun, contributes
materially to the ripening of the buds, and bringing the fruit to a
higher degree of flavour, and a larger size, than they would be in
other circumstances. To have some of the choicest kinds brought to
high perfection, is not only profitable, but will certainly yield a
considerable degree of pleasure and satisfaction. There are some
sorts of Apples more particularly suited for Avalls and espaliers,
such as the Golden Pippin, Ribstone Pippin, &c. The, jsort of
soil which is.most sujlahlfi for Apple trees, is a strong loam with
a dry bottom; for If the bottom be wet, the trees are generally
diseased and affected with canker. Directions for making the
borders are given in the Chapter o..
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