Some Curious Short-Stemmed Hybrids
These black cherries, it will be observed, have the peculiarity of growing on exceedingly short stems. Such variations as this are observed in many hybrids, and of course they give opportunity for selection, through which permanent varieties are developed. Shortness of stem, however, in the case of the cherry is a merit that must not be carried too far, lest the cherries crowd each other too much in the bunches.
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