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Fruit plants

The fruit plant is a genus of plants which is particularly dear to man; especially when it comes to decorating your personal garden, these plants manage to attract and convince us in an impressive way. The reasons for this particular bond are to be found in our past history, in the memories of the mind and in those of the DNA, transmitted through the prodigies of genetics from our great and great-great-grandparents to us. Man has always had a privileged relationship with nature; excluding when he tries to govern and dominate it (in vain), man has always learned to know the natural laws and exploit them to derive positivity from them; an example of this is certainly agriculture, which slowly evolved over time to become a science that today allows great results for both food and pleasure crops. The beauty of fruit plants is precisely what they manage to unite one and the other, because alongside the production of exquisite fruits there is the beauty and satisfaction of seeing a flourishing and colorful tree, especially from the flowers that anticipate the flowering and that in some cases (read the peach tree) are truly enchanting. It is for this reason that more and more people decide to dedicate at least one corner of their personal garden to a fruit plant. especially from the flowers that anticipate flowering and that in some cases (read the peach tree) are truly enchanting. It is for this reason that more and more people decide to dedicate at least one corner of their personal garden to a fruit plant. especially from the flowers that anticipate flowering and that in some cases (read the peach tree) are truly enchanting. It is for this reason that more and more people decide to dedicate at least one corner of their personal garden to a fruit plant.

Care and techniques


One of the most verified natural laws is that there are rarely beautiful and easy things to obtain, or something is easily obtained or it is beautiful but requires a lot of work and sacrifices, otherwise we are satisfied with the first which is easy but also qualitatively inferior. Well, this is also true in the case of fruit plants; we explain better: fruit plants are for the most part in the form of trees, of variable size, and their growth is not difficult at all. Unfortunately, however, that they grow and also become large trees does not necessarily mean that they are also productive plants from the point of view of fruit; indeed, the difficulty in having a very productive fruit plant is precisely that of making it so, this being a phenomenon that must be induced with some techniques and that in nature occurs in a slightly different way because in reality it was man who selected the species with successive steps and obtained the modern fruits we eat. A characteristic common to fruit plants, or at least to most of them, is their particular vulnerability to cold climates; they are native to temperate areas such as the Mediterranean, and above all the winter frosts of modern times destroy them bringing them to total desiccation.

Grafting of the cherry tree


In this paragraph we present at the same time the two main topics of the article, the graft and the cherry tree. The cherry tree is one of the most beautiful fruit trees to admire, with delicious and above all fresh fruits to eat by picking them directly from the tree. Precisely for this reason it is highly coveted in private gardens; grafting, on the other hand, is the basic technique to allow the cherry tree to produce those cherries that we so much desire to eat in the cool of the tree canopy. As with other fruit plants, grafting is also essential for the cherry tree to produce abundant quality fruit. A quality branch is taken from a tree, the root of the branch is cut «wedge-shaped», ie with an oblique and wedge-shaped course towards one side of the branch, and this wedge is inserted in a hollow obtained in our host plant (which does not produce quality fruit) of the same shape but «in the negative» of the wedge of the branch. Then it is necessary to bandage the graft area and sprinkle with specific mastic to help grip; we will be able to consider the operation carried out successfully when we see the first shoots appear on the grafted branch, they are signs of life.

Cherry Graft: Graft Specifications


We have described in a quick but very concise and precise way the procedure to be carried out for the grafting of the cherry tree; however, we must now place a little more emphasis on the necessary tools and some tricks. To make a graft properly, especially in the phase of cutting the branch and the quarry, we need a sharp grafting knife, which will be easy to find at the shop of your trusted nurseryman, where we can also buy the grafting mastic that we have mentioned. . It is good to specify that grafting is not something that always happens perfectly, but it can also happen that the branch does not take root and dry; in this case do not be discouraged, because you can try again with other branches and digging other locations in the host tree, because it will not be damaged if we avoid carving it with a clean knife so as not to transfer diseases to it. The fundamental thing is that we must not stop taking care of the grafting once it has been carried out, indeed as soon as we see sprouts born as a sign of taking root, in addition to celebrating with our loved ones, it will also be good to completely clean the branch, cut the residues of leaves from the host branch and also prune the new branch with the specific technique.

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