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Orchards

orchard

1. A garden.

2. An inclosure containing fruit trees; also, the fruit trees, collectively; used especially of apples, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, or the like, less frequently of nutbearing trees and of sugar maple trees.

(Science: botany) Orchard grass, a bright-coloured American oriole (icterus spurius), which frequents orchards. It is smaller and darker thah the baltimore oriole.

Origin: AS. Ortgeard, wyrtgeard, lit, wortyard, i. E, a yard for herbs; wyrt herb _ geard yard. See Wort, Yard inclosure.


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grafting plants

... example cherry tree to bring fruits how we want. I dont understand what change in a plant if it is grafted. If I remembre correctly, grafting in orchards plants is a way to provide a strong and ressitant base to a tree selected for the qualities (whatever this would mean for the producer, sadly ...

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by canalon
Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:20 pm
 
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