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Protective Foliage

Protection from birds and from the elements is a very important item with many fruits, notably the cherries, but including also many plums. This picture illustrates how vigorous foliage may give a large measure of protection to a cluster of plums. This picture was taken from above. Compare with the succeeding picture.

Protective Foliage

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 5 Chapter 6