raise canopy of apple tree

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Alan Stenson asked 10 years ago

I was given a cooking apple tree which had its main trunk broken in the garden centre…it’s always fruited v well but i would like to raise its canopy up…can i cut off the bottom branches now in july even though they have fruit or should i let them ripen, harvest them and do it later in the year?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The lower branches can be removed and others trained up, if needed, using string and canes if necessary to support them.

There is no advantage to removing the lower limbs before December.