Orange Training





Is not a single leader in an orange tree more desirable than the

much-forked tree so commonly seen! Can a single-leader tree be made from

the nursery trees which have already formed their heads, by cutting off

the heads below so that only a straight stick without any branches is

left?



An orange tree with a central leader would not be at all satisfactory if

it were carried very high. Of course, a central stem can be to advantage

taken higher than it is often done, but we would not think of growing an

orange tree with a central stem to the apex. The laterals would droop,

crowd down upon each other badly, open the center to sunburn, and

encourage also a growth of central suckers and occasion an amount of

pruning altogether beyond what is necessary with a properly branched

tree without a central stem.





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