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1) An alternative term for the flower of a plant.2) Refers to the powder-like coating produced on the leaves, stems, flowers or fruit of certain plants.
A space-saving plant, usually a stone fruit, with its growth restricted to one unbranched stem, which my be trained vertically or at an angle.
A fruit with a stone, which protects its seed and a fleshy layer within an outer skin, eg, peach, apricot.
1) A pod. A dry open fruit containing one or more seeds, such as the pea or bean. 2) A member of the family Leguminosae.
A plant that's unable to produce fruit without the pollen of another. A plant that cannot be fertilised by its own pollen.
1) Barren. Incapable of producing fruit, seeds or spores.2) Aseptic, as in sand, vermiculite, perlite etc, which has been heat treated to remove all harmful living organisms.
A member of the beetle family Curculionidae. Weevils are small in size, with an elongated head, and can cause serious damage to fruits, nuts, trees, etc.
Applied to fruit trees to protect them from the wingless females of some moths, which would climb trees to lay eggs among young shoots. A sticky substance, such as fruit tree grease, is applied to the bole of the tree in a 10cm band, 3ft above
A method of propagating fruit trees and a wide range of other plants, by taking a cutting of a variety with buds attached (scion) and joining it on to another related variety (stock). The tissues grow together and a single plant is formed
The cutting back of leaves or branches for four main reasons:1) To remove dead, injured or diseased parts.2) To control or direct growth.3) To improve the yield of flowers or fruit.4) To ensure premium growth conditions by allowing more light