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Help with Pluot pruning

Posted by brownmola San Diego (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 19, 13 at 19:54

I have two pluots that were planted from containers about 5 months ago. Normally, I have been pruning to keep the centers open but these were pruned by the nursery while in the container. Is the pruning on these okay for trying to keep the trees under 8 feet? Or should I go ahead and cut out the central leader (at the red line in the photo) to have a more open center. Both trees are 3/4" caliper approximately.

Thanks!


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RE: Help with Pluot pruning

Here is the second pluot.


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RE: Help with Pluot pruning

Brownmola,

Just watch the video in the link and shape your tree this way. Tom Spellman will show you how. I pruned my tree his way. I like the easy way to get fruits.

Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: BYOC


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