DWARF FRUIT TREES

THEIR PROPAGATION, PRUNING, AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT,

ADAPTED TO THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

By

F. A. WAUGH

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK

ORANGE JUDD COMPANY

A dwarf fruit tree is simply one which does not reach full size. It is not so large as it might be expected to be. It is smaller than a normal tree of the same variety and age.

There are indeed some trees which are normally dwarf, so to speak. They never reach a considerable size. They are smaller than other better known and related species. For example, the species Prunus pumila besseyi is sometimes called the dwarf sand cherry, simply because it is always notably smaller than related species. The Paradise apple is spoken of as a dwarf because it never attains the stature which other apples attain.

But in the technical sense, as the term is used by nurserymen and................................

 

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