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Pear branch training- trying splints

Posted by marknmt 5b (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 6, 13 at 21:11

My pear keeps bending every branch to the sky and I'm trying to bend them down by splinting. I wonder if any of you can share experience.

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RE: Pear branch training- trying splints

That looks like it should work; I have thought about trying that at times. I have read and seen pics of Japanese orchards where they use bamboo sticks to train limbs like that

This post was edited by eboone on Wed, Aug 7, 13 at 10:51

RE: Pear branch training- trying splints

Yes it will work. I had a row of pear trees in Italy whose limbs were secured to horizontal wires and they grew fine and were quite beautiful.

RE: Pear branch training- trying splints

Well, I like it so far. But be careful: I snapped off a branch trying to afix the splint! It seems like a fairly clumsy operation at first. Somebody with three arms would have less trouble with it, I'm sure.

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