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FOR THE SCHOOLS

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Interlude
2.5 The Practice and Science of Gardening-3
'Building a Fruit-Tree'
F. W. COSTIN , N.D.H., F.R.H.S.
From the earliest days of recorded history fruit trees have been raised by the simple processes of budding and grafting-the joining of a bud or scion to a root stock-and the method is well known, for it is the same today as on that day when Justice Shallow said to Falstaff: Nay, you shall see mine orchard, where in an arbour we will eat a ist year's pippin of my own grafting '.
But today in order to produce the modern tree with a degree of vigour, qualities of fruit, and other characters that can be known in advance, the material from which it is to be ' built ' -the bud or scion and the root stock-must be carefully studied and properly selected. In this way we build a tree to meet our needs.

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