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What is a young apple tree called
in what context? most young trees are just called saplings. dont know of a specific name but there probably is one.
unles it is a joke ie a pip -squeak!
25 Nov, 2009
I believe that the term for one year old fruit trees is "maiden".
They have had little or no formative pruning, so are then pruned/trained (taking into account what rootstock has been used, of course) into whichever shape is required - espalier/ fan/cordon etc.
I have just planted some maden fruit trees , acording to the people I bought them from, I think it means not yet bour fruit
makes sense :o)
Sounds like the kind of question you might get in a pub quiz. I'll try to remember the answer in case I ever go to one.
Fruit trees are sold in a range of types and sizes. This is dependent on the rootstock they are grown on and thereby their vigour; the situation in which they are to grow and the shape and form they will be pruned to form.
Maiden – A one year old stem. The basic building block for all fruit forms, dependant on the rootstock. Size varies according to fruit type and rootstock.
Feathered Maiden – A tree generally on a vigorous rootstock, being grown on with a tall stem to produce a standard.
Bush – A 2 or 3 year old tree on a less vigorous rootstock, that has been pruned to form a head of 3 or 4 main branches on a stem of about 90-100cm.
Half Standard – A tree on a semi-vigorous rootstock with a clear stem of 1.2-1.5m and a head of branches.
1.8m clear stem and
a head of branches
Standard – A tree on a vigorous rootstock with a clear stem of 1.8m and a head of branches.
taken from http://www.thornhayes-nursery.co.uk/terms.php
I thought a single stem that didnt yet have branches was a 'whip' and then when it's got its first branches it's a 'feather' then a 'standard'......
just looked at the glossary in the RHS growing fruit by harry baker, quot. maiden-a one year old tree or bush,maiden lateral- a one year old lateral shoot, hear endth the first lesson' lol
Well done Cliffo - second lesson tomorrow?
could do with a few myself Sid lol
26 Nov, 2009
lol same here...
Agree with sid that just a single stem is a whip
A bit older and with a few branches is a maiden
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