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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.
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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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Disinfect pruners between plants when pruning out diseased branches.
SHRUBS AND CLIMBERS Most shrubs benefit from regular pruning to tidy them up, remove old wood and encourage flowering.
"Across 2 years of study, no significant differences due to pruning time were observed, so growers can confidently continue early pruning of both northern-adapted cultivars and, more importantly, the newer hybrid cultivars without concern of affecting winter hardiness," says Ehlenfeldt.
The objective of our study was to assess the impacts of traditional pruning and no pruning on tree growth and productivity.
Second, pruning should start with the hardiest plants.
The Nicosia municipality initially issued an announcement explaining that the pruning was deemed necessary, as the trees' roots were damaging pavements, water pipes, underground cables and nearby structures.
GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT - Pruning standard apple trees NOW is the time to prune your standard apple trees to keep them in shape, allow in more light and reduce the amount of fruit they carry, which will result in larger, tastier, better quality fruits.
Srinagar, Jan.4 ( ANI ): Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir initiated a pruning training programme for fruit growers on Saturday to improve output and the quality of the produce.
Small, dwarf, or size controlled fruit trees provide easier pruning, thinning, spraying, and harvesting and could lead to production of high-grade fruit at lower production cost [1].
Flower production is generally correlated with pruning of flowering plants.