apple tree pruning

gretti mccosker asked 11 years ago

is it ok to prune an apple tree and when is the best time hasnt given any fruit yet only sown two years

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This is a young tree and only in training. It is important to differentiate between training to shape the tree and annual pruning.

Essentially, for the first few years, you let it grow just taking out surplus or badly placed branches and shortening overly long ones.

Annual pruning simply aims to keep the tree to a suitable size while maintaining a turnover of healthy shoots, taking out and shortening some old shoots each year and allowing new ones to take their place.

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