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Apple trees

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by jenny armour, Nov 28, 2018.


  1. jenny armour

    jenny armour PetForums VIP

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    Does anyone know how and when to trim apple trees. I have a Coxes and a Baeburn?
     
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    I have always understood that the trees should be pruned in winter to reshape them and in summer to stimulate growth.
     
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  3. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Agree with that (having got several crab apple trees to tend to)
     
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    Agree. I need to prune an apple tree this winter which is growing too tall.
     
  5. Pam Phillips

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    Between Nov to March once all leaves gone before buds appear
     
  6. jenny armour

    jenny armour PetForums VIP

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    Any particular way to prune?
     
  7. Pam Phillips

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    Depends how you want to train it, I dont let mine go above 8 ft high, also make sure no branches cross each other - keep it fairly open
     
  8. jenny armour

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    Yes mine is definitely higher than 8 feet, never pruned it before and had a great crop of apples this year, but the cox's branches are way out in the garden. The braeburn is only small ie 5 feet but was bent double with apples this year, so would like to prune that too
     
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