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Lot's of growth, not fruit.

Posted by tompt1 none (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 26, 13 at 10:21

I trim my apple trees back pretty aggressively, but I end up with thick bushy looking trees that have grown a lot, but produce not much fruit. Is it my pruning or other care that I'm doing wrong.?


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RE: Lot's of growth, not fruit.

Fruit on apple trees is borne on older wood that has formed fruit "spurs". Do not exclude those.


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RE: Lot's of growth, not fruit.

Probably your pruning. You say you trim it back, I assume you mean like you would a hedge. If that is what you are doing you will create a tree that light does not penetrate well enough. Most of your pruning should be thinning cuts that open up the tree. The old saying is you should be able to "throw a cat through the tree". Al


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