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Jun 15, Summer pruning is less common on untrained trees, but as garden apples and pears are now almost always grown on dwarfing stock (tall, standard trees are not pruned in summer), it's not only possible, but they'll be much easier to control and you'll gain a deeper understanding of how your trees.
Pruning Apple Trees 3 When to Prune If you have a small orchard, delay pruning until it’s nearly spring. Allow for rain and bad weather, but plan to be finished pruning by May 1 or in time to begin spraying. In many larger orchards, the pruning begins soon after harvest and continues through to spring.
Old trees are pruned first and young trees are left until March and. Aug 18, How to prune apple trees and pear trees in summer. Step 1. Take a good look at the whole tree and plan what you want to achieve.
Start by removing all the stems that clearly must go. Feb 25, We know you’re looking for an excuse to break out your pruning shears for the gardening season.
Good news - it is time to prune your fruit trees!
The UMN Extension Horticulture team has you covered with videos and written instructions on how to prune home apple trees. This 3-part video series shows how to prune your mature apple tree.