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Unformatted text preview: trees are protected in nurseries
for 1-2 years after they are grafted before
being replanted by the grower in an
orchard. Apple varieties are clones.
clones Commercial apple trees are
not grown from seed
because apple seeds do not
produce "true to variety."
Instead, apple growers use
grafting or budding to
produce trees that will bear
fruit of the same apple
Espalier We have all heard We have all heard that fruits and vegetables are critical to a healthy diet. But why? Fruits and vegetables provide important Fruits and vegetables provide important nutrients including antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, betacarotene and lycopene. Antioxidants have disease
fighting properties that protect cells from damage by substances called free radicals. Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals that are formed when body cells burn oxygen for energy. Lycopene is a bright red carotene pigment Lycopene and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, such as red carrots, watermelons and papa...
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