Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 13.1, Plant Study: Fruit Trees, Part 1

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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With stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums) the blossoms and fruit appear on the growth of the previous year. Pruning for growth, and pruning for fruit, are separate methods. Growth and fruiting habits of the fig are similar to the olive and the loquat. Characteristics of the wild grape vine contrasted to a cultured system of pruning. The cherry and it particular needs. Damsons and prunes used as windbreaks. The incredible longevity of the pear tree in contrast to the apple. The forward thinking of people in Germany several hundred years ago who planted a roadway of 250 miles on both sides with fruit trees. (12:28)



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