Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Up the Apple and Pears

With winter pruning season in high gear, it's important to remember to prune back your fruit trees -- particularly apple and pear trees. Forget that UK Boy Band, what you want to remember is to tackle the 3Ds first: Removing any Dead, Damaged or Diseased wood. Once you are sure you have only healthy stems left you then want to move to C, and prune in such a way that you remove any crossing or rubbing branches (which will eventually lead to damaged or diseased wood). This lets light and air in which further reduces disease and helps to ripen the fruit that grows next year.