Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 13.2, Plant Study: Fruit Trees, Part 2

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



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A remarkable pear tree in Herefordshire that Chadwick visited as a child. The need to revitalize fruit tree stock by growing from seed. Perry is a cider made from pears rather than apples. The pear tree mentioned above produced 1400 gallons of perry in one year. Origin rootstock as the best for grafting onto. Some specific rootstocks for apples, pears, and cherries. The need for care in the harvesting of cherries so as not to destroy the fruit spurs. Pruning formations for apples and pears, and the corresponding rootstocks that are best for each one. Freezing and thawing and their effects on fruit tree culture. Blooming characteristics of the almond. (14:10)



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