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1912 edition. Excerpt: ...In regard to selecting varieties suitable
for any locality, see the Appendix. Potash fertilizers should be
applied rather than nitrogenous fertilizers. A large amount of
nitrogen causes an excessive growth of the wood and leaves at the
expense of the fruit. The fruit of the peach is borne principally
on the young shoots; hence the tree should be pruned to encourage a
growth of young wood. Enemies of the Peach Tree--The peach borer is
as much an enemy to the peach tree as the apple-tree borer is to
the apple tree. The only satisfactory way to get rid of the borers
is to dig them out with a sharp wire. Peach Yellows and Peach
Rosette are very destructive diseases. No remedy is known for them.
The only thing so far recommended is to dig out and burn the
affected trees. Black Spot--This fungous disease spreads rapidly
from fruit to fruit, especially in wet, hot weather. No diseased
fruit should be allowed to lie on the ground. It should be burned.
Spraying with Bordeaux mixture has been recommended. It should be
remembered, however, that spraying with fungicides, or poisons, is
likely to damage the foliage of peach trees. On this account the
self-boiled lime sulphur mixture is recommended in place of the
Bordeaux mixture. PLUM AND CHERRY These fruits can be grown in
nearly every portion of the United States. The trees begin to bear
when three or Fig. 95. Black Spot of the Peach The formula for the
self-boiled lime sulphur mixture is given in the Appendix. four
years old, and should be planted when they are one or two years
old. Varieties for various localities are given in the Appendix.
The Plum Curculio is found in nearly all plum orchards. It is also
found to a considerable extent on other fruits. The beetle lays an
egg in each plum and makes a...
|Country of origin:
Milo N. Wood
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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