A fruit tree goes through three main states. A juvenile phase: it produces mainly wood to form its normal framework. An adult phase: the production of wood stabilizes and the tree produces the maximum of fruit. Last phase: the tree can no longer replace the dying wood, and the fruit production decreases.
The fruiting size aims to slow down the flow of sap, which naturally tends to go up the tree, and channel it to the fruit production organs.
- The organs of fruit trees, pips
- The organs of fruit trees, with stones
The organs of fruit trees, pips
The wood eye
Located at the axil of a leaf, evolves according to its situation on the branch. The woody eyes of the summit give branches, those of the middle part give darts, and those of the base must be eliminated.
Rameau very short, can remain latent several years. If he receives too much sap, he gives a wood branch. It can give a fruit button in two years. It carries five to eight leaves.
Result of the development of a wood eye.
Is a large branch receiving a lot of sap
Small thin and very supple twig, is called "simple" when it ends with a wooded eye, and "crowned" when it carries, at its end, a button with flowers.
The flower bud
Carries both flowers and leaves: it is distinguished by its spherical shape.
Very short branch, ends with a flower bud.
The stock market
Forms after the fall of the fruits. This bulge carries darts and twigs.
Carry on a small branch all the organs of fruiting; it is a short cut branch that is destined to bear a fruit.
The organs of fruit trees, with stones
The wood eye
Evolved in the following year in another formation. If he does not grow in the following year, he dies.
The flower button
Give a single flower.
The wood bough
10 to 50 cm long, only wearing wood eyes; it evolves towards the "mixed branch" or the "chiffonne".
Mixed bears both wooded eyes and flowering eyes.
From 5 to 15 cm long, finished with a wooded eye, bears eyes with flowers.
Is a very vigorous branch that grows at the expense of the branches that surround it.
From 5 to 25 cm long, it is found on the plum tree.
The bouquet of May
Is a branch with many flower buds, 1 to 5 cm long; finished with a wooden eye on the peach tree.
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