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Arboriculture
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(38) PROPAGATION AND CULTURE OF TREES WITH FLESHY FRUITS OR WITH LEGUMINOUS SEEDS

Trees with Fleshy Fruits. - The fruit of the genera Pyrus, Cotoneaster, Viburnum, Cratoegus, Ilex, Prunus, Cerasus, Rhamnus, &c., ripens from August to December. It should be gathered when ripe, mixed with sand, and laid in a heap till the pulp rots away. With some species the seed may be sifted from the sand and sown in the following February, the seedling being treated as the seedlings of the conifers. In others the heap may be left for two years, and many of the seeds will not germinate till the third spring.

Trees with Leguminous Seeds. - These include the genera Cytisus, Acacia, Robinia, Gleditschia, Caragana, &c. The pods generally ripen in September or October, but some not till November or December. The seeds may be kept in the pods till February, and then sown in beds, as described. At the end of two years the young






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