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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Pruning new fruit trees Reply with quote

I managed to pick up some fruit trees in Lidl yesterday & am just wondering if I can prune them when I plant them, bearing in mind they wont fruit this year.....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apples Pears and plums are pruned by cutting back to about half way each branch, cutting to an outward pointing bud. They may have been pruned already and if they were then just take an inch or two off each shoot. it does'nt matter whether growth has started or not better late than never.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
Apples Pears and plums are pruned by cutting back to about half way each branch, cutting to an outward pointing bud. They may have been pruned already and if they were then just take an inch or two off each shoot. it does'nt matter whether growth has started or not better late than never.
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many thanks - they haven't been pruned & are a bit straggly at the ends, so a prune to a good bud should work wonders

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