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Topping pears to limit height

Posted by Noogy 5b (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 25, 12 at 13:03

I've come to the point where I have a Bartlett on seedling rootstock that's 11' in height. I've read, but never performed the pruning of the main leader, in order to limit height without promoting new growth. I want to keep it at 10".
Has the time come?

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RE: Topping pears to limit height

The sooner you do it the smaller the wound, although such a wound shouldn't pose much of a problem for a healthy tree. Prune down to a decent sized branch if you can.

RE: Topping pears to limit height

The diameter is at 1/2 inch. And I loose about 18". I'm thinking about holding off to get one more set up there.

RE: Topping pears to limit height

Either way.

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