Simple as pruning is, the pruner soon learns that it is an art in which perfection is better known in mind than followed in deed.
The height of the trunk usually depends on the whims of the pruner.
The pruner should leave enough spurs to supply all the fruit buds that the vine can utilize.
After the fourth season, the pruner has greater choice of fruiting-wood for the following year.
Rhododendrons are improved by pruning, but the pruner must know something of the varieties and their growth.
For this reason they require very careful attention from the pruner during the spring and summer of the second season.
Broca believed them to be of northern derivation, while pruner Bey traced them from a blondish Eastern source.
The pruner has used two of the strongest canes to form two three-bud spurs and three of medium vigor to form three two-bud spurs.
Before attempting to prune, the pruner must understand precisely how the grape bears its crop.
I like to see these affairs patronised; and pruner takes a good many of our things over.
mid-14c., "a plum," also "a dried plum" (c.1200 in place name Prunhill), from Old French pronne "plum" (13c.), from Vulgar Latin *pruna, fem. singular formed from Latin pruna, neuter plural of prunum "a plum," by dissimilation from Greek proumnon, from a language of Asia Minor. Slang meaning "disagreeable or disliked person" is from 1895. Prune juice is from 1807.
early 15c., prouyne, from Old French proignier "cut back (vines), prune" (Modern French provigner), of unknown origin. Perhaps [Watkins] from Gallo-Romance *pro-retundiare "cut in a rounded shape in front," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + *retundiare "round off," from Latin rotundus (see round (adj.)). Klein suggests the Old French word is from provain "layer of a vine," from Latin propago (cf. prop (n.1)).
Or the Middle English word might be identical with the falconry term proinen, proynen "trim the feather with the beak" (late 14c.), source of preen [Barnhart]. Related: Pruned; pruning. Pruning hook is from 1610s; pruning knife from 1580s.
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