Full text: Peach culture in California

Prac Currure iN CALIFORNIA 
The purposes of pruning may be enumerated as follows: (1) to 
produce a vigorous, mechanically strong, healthy tree, capable of bear- 
ing heavy crops over a long period of years; (2) to obtain a tree well 
shaped for convenience and economy in orchard management: (3) to 
Fig. 8.—Fruit bud of the peach. Note the two lateral fruit buds with a small 
leaf bud between. (From California Agr. ¥xp. Sta. Bul. 388) 
distribute the fruiting area over the tree; (4) to favor early and 
regular bearing of profitable crops: and (5) to obtain desirable size 
and quality of fruit. 
Habit of Bearing.-—The fruit buds of the peach are usually borne 
laterally upon one-year-old wood and on short spur-like twigs. If the 
9 Tufts, W. P. Pruning young deciduous fruit trees. California Agr. Exp. Sta. 
Bul. 318:1-44, 1927.

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