Jun 15, How to summer prune apple and pear trees. Summer pruning mainly takes place in mid summer (July and August in the northern hemisphere), but it's a good idea to go out early and acquaint yourself with what's going on, so you know what you'll be lopping off next month. If your tree is very advanced you could start straight away. Feb 28, Winter pruning when trees are dormant promotes vigorous growth, so prune then to encourage a good basic structure for a young tree or when trying to adjust the shape of a mature tree.
Summer pruning. How to prune an apple tree. 1. As the young tree grows, prune to the desired shape. For the first couple of years, shaping is of more importance than fruit production. 2. Professionals recommend that pruning be conducted in early summer to avoid possible fungal problems. 3. Apples tend to develop a lot of internally crossing and congested branches. The best time to summer prune is as soon as a crop is harvested. Start by sharpening your tools, and sterilise them using a 10 percent bleach solution or straight metho.
Then remove any dead or diseased wood. Next take out any obvious flaws in the tree’s structure, such as crossing or rubbing branches. Nov 30, Remove a quarter to a third of new growth on young apple trees to thicken the branches Pruning New Apple Trees. Young apple trees benefit from ‘heading back’, which helps keep branches compact and sturdy enough to take the weight of lots of fruit.
Heading cuts should remove a quarter to a third of the previous season’s growth. Aug 05, Pruning Fruit Trees. SERIES 28 - Episode Winter is a great time for pruning fruit trees and Tino shows how easy it is to get them into shape. In the cooler months, the metabolic activity in.