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prune

(prūn),
The dried ripe fruit of Prunus domestica (family Rosaceae), a tree cultivated in warm, temperate regions; a food with laxative properties.

prune

(proon) [L. pruna]
A dried plum, rich in carbohydrate, potassium, and iron, that contains dihydroxyphenyl isatin, a laxative. Regular consumption may lead to dependence on its laxative properties.
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Five replications of each of four pruning and defruiting treatments were implemented in a randomized block design: (T1) unpruned with no fruit removed, (T2) unpruned with fruit removed, (T3) pruned with no fruit removed and (T4) pruned with fruit removed.
The plants which are pruned have higher flower buds, N-P-K and sugar level (Hossain and Mizutani, 2008).
Since no significant bud injury occurred during the second year, all vines from all treatments were pruned similarly and back to the standard spur pruning (six nodes per foot of cordon.
They are pruned in late winter or early spring to remove much of last year's growth.
A: As a rule, avocado trees should not be pruned, but a very light pruning, once danger of frost is over, should not damage them.
Two commonly used trellises are single-wire or double-wire trellis types, which can be spur pruned or cane pruned.
Summer-flowering shrubs such as buddleja flower on new season's growth and if not pruned annually tend to become too leggy with flowers above eye level.
Thinking twice from an economic standpoint means going back over what you've written and making sure you've been as simple as possible, avoided clutter and pruned where you should prune.
Unfortunately, many trees are not trained or pruned properly in the nursery or landscape.
When pruned in winter, even the oldest limbs will send out new shoots the next spring.
Pruned trees channel more nutrients into fruit production, rather than excessive foliage.