Plants World
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsMy Account
Community Forums › Trees & Shrubs › Trees › When to prune apple trees?
Toggle Content Search:
Toggle Content Main Menu
 Home Community Members options Forums Search Web Identication
 Contest01
 Links
Toggle Content MiniChat
Marcus: Hi guys!
02-Sep-2016 10:03:34
Tedus: how are you ? Smile Very Happy
04-Nov-2015 07:09:02
Marcus: Hi Tedus
24-Jun-2015 08:16:09
Tedus: Someone on forum???
14-Feb-2015 16:58:39
plantsandstuff: i need a plant identified
08-Dec-2012 17:42:05
Marcus: almost Smile
27-Oct-2012 18:29:42
Pljoska: is someone there Smile
28-May-2012 02:54:58
Marcus: Hello people Smile
01-Apr-2012 13:34:46
lifecellskin: hi
31-Mar-2011 10:27:26
Marcus: Hi Joyful Razz
05-Jan-2011 18:08:20
Shout History
Only Registered Users can Shout
Create/Login
Toggle Content User info:

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Security CodeSecurity Code
Type Code

Membership:
Latest: william139
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 1261

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 14
Bots: 0
Staff: 0

Članovi online:



Toggle Content Translation

When to prune apple trees?


Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index -> Trees
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Kevin
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: Jan 27, 2012
Posts: 1
Location: Zone 5

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: When to prune apple trees? Reply with quote

Hello,
I am new ..just joined a few minutes ago.

Question: When is the best time to prune dwarf apple trees in Zone 5? I planted them about 4 years ago and some are beginning to become quite bushy.

Any sincere response will be appreciated.

Thank you,
Kevin

_________________
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Pljoska
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: Oct 27, 2010
Posts: 135
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:58 am    Post subject: Re: When to prune apple trees? Reply with quote

By taking the time to prune your apple tree each year, you’ll be rewarded with bright apple blossoms in the spring and sweet fruit in the fall. Proper pruning is essential to getting a consistent harvest each growing season. By pruning your tree when it is young, you’ll get a bountiful crop year after year. In the Zone 5 area, Pink Ladies, Honey Crisps and Akane varieties do particularly well
Back to top
View user's profile
Pljoska
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: Oct 27, 2010
Posts: 135
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:59 am    Post subject: Re: When to prune apple trees? Reply with quote

1


Prune your apple trees in late winter or early spring before there is any new growth. Remove the growth from the previous year and not any new sprouts. Your goal for pruning a young tree is to encourage a strong framework of branches. On older trees you want to encourage the growth of fruit and maintain the shape of the tree.

2


Remove “suckers” that are sprouting out from around the bottom of the tree. These secondary growths draw water from the apple tree and inhibit its growth. Keep an eye on suckers through the summer and remove them as they sprout.

3


Make the proper cuts. Use the hand shears or lopping shears and only cut before the branch collar. The branch collar is the wrinkled wood right before the branch joins another branch. Never cut into the branch collar because it is essential to healing wounds.

4


Identify the scaffolding branches. These branches grow out from the main trunk and are evenly spaced. The ideal pruning shape is an inverted triangle and these scaffolding branches form the basis of that shape. If you don’t have any scaffolding branches, force them to grow by cutting a deep nick on some of the lower branches. A new branch will sprout from that spot.

5


Look for the fruiting buds and vegetative buds. Fruiting buds are dark-colored and wrinkly bumps that are on the scaffolding branches. In the spring, these become your blossoms. Vegetative buds are similar in size and shape, but they aren’t dark. This is where your new branches form. Leave both of these types of buds alone.

6


Remove dead, injured or diseased branches. Cut as close to the branch collar without actually slicing it. Remove crossing limbs, branches that grow straight down and those that grow toward the center. Shorten any branches that are too long.

7


Remove any branches that are crossing the main scaffolding branches. Thin out the center of the tree to encourage proper air circulation. When you remove a branch, cut above an outward facing vegetative bud. This way the new branches that sprout from these spots grow out and away from the center.

8


Have only one central leading branch. In addition to scaffolding branches, you should have a central branch. If you’ve got two or three clustered in the center, pick the healthiest one and remove the rest.
Back to top
View user's profile
matthewstrutt
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: Aug 09, 2017
Posts: 1
Location: Melbourne, VIC, 3020

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: When to prune apple trees? Reply with quote

Apple trees ought to be pruned in late winter, however, you'll be able to prune into the spring and summer if you want to. Avoid pruning in the fall since this stimulates new growth at a similar time the tree ought to be preparing for winter.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index -> Trees All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Toggle Content Last posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

How To Dry Herbs
Last post by Krishmathew in Herbs on Aug 17, 2017 at 09:02:20

pharmacy dropshipper
Last post by Krishmathew in Herbs on Aug 17, 2017 at 06:35:49

Egli abiti ilpolso anelli brosway uomo in modo discreto
Last post by brosway1774 in Plants Identification on Aug 16, 2017 at 02:53:20

Negli orecchini brosway e tring anni cinquanta invocare
Last post by brosway1774 in Plants Identification on Aug 15, 2017 at 02:59:55

The acquisition will grant Pandora the opportunity to enter
Last post by Adfsgj123 in Plants Identification on Aug 14, 2017 at 07:35:56

One more white adidas NMD R1 Primeknit just produced
Last post by Adfsgj123 in Plants Identification on Aug 14, 2017 at 07:35:01

A different white adidas NMD R1 Primeknit just released
Last post by Adfsgj123 in Plants Identification on Aug 14, 2017 at 07:33:55

Nike shares rose 2 percent midday Thursday next the enhance
Last post by Adfsgj123 in Plants Identification on Aug 14, 2017 at 07:32:40

The brand new uniforms function Nike’s signature large overa
Last post by Adfsgj123 in Plants Identification on Aug 14, 2017 at 07:31:34

There are a lot of Adidas merchandise incorporated in this o
Last post by Adfsgj123 in Plants Identification on Aug 14, 2017 at 07:30:29

Toggle Content Last added pics

sehirus_luctuosus_5~1.jpg
sehirus_luctuosus_5~ ...


po20080417_0092.jpg
po20080417_0092.jpg


pea_aphid__macrosiphum_pisum_.jpg
pea_aphid__macrosiph ...


53_scan0016.jpg
53_scan0016.jpg


54_scan0017.jpg
54_scan0017.jpg


2004_grapes.jpg
2004_grapes.jpg


our_place_3.jpg
our_place_3.jpg


duncan_smith_msc_arps.jpg
duncan_smith_msc_arp ...


peucedanum_officinale.jpg
peucedanum_officinal ...


hurricane_zone_5.jpg
hurricane_zone_5.jpg


Photo Gallery

Toggle Content Facebook
Toggle Content Plants World
Toggle Content Survey
There are no surveys to display
Toggle Content Total Hits
We have received
17167885
page views since
January 24, 2007



Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
.: Style by Bili :: Original Theme (FiSubBrownsh Shadow) by Daz :.