site logo

Summer-pruning Apples

Categories: Fruit Growing

Will summer pruning cause apple trees to bear fruit instead of growing

so much new wood?

Over-growth can be repressed by summer pruning, and if done just at the

right time bearing is increased and late new growth is avoided, but it

is not easy to determine exactly the right time, and it has to be fixed

according to local conditions of length of growing season and growth

condition of the tree itself also. It is better for some varieties than

others, and, in fact, has to be done wisely. A summer slashing of apple

trees, simply because some one says so, is not only expensive, but may

do more harm than good. Therefore, those inclined to it, should try a

few trees at first and note results.