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Paradox in France

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Saugus starts with ...
I am in the Loir Valley, France and thoroughly perplexed.All around me there is a profusion of stone fruit and nut trees , even untended ones on rail lines. Doing amazingly well . Yet the soil is abysmal. It looks like building rubble.Looked at closely it has aggregates of lime stone , marl and clay. The pH is 7 to 8 . This appears to contradict all the conventional wisdom. I have just made myself sick eating a ton of Rainier cherries growing by the rail line. The tree was huge and loaded. What gives?
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16th July 2013 12:54am
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MaryT says...
Lucky you; I was lucky enough to be there at the same time years ago and also gorged on free fruit. The Loire valley has deep, mineral rich soil. That top soil you see provides good drainage; not a bad thing.
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