Plum and apple trees

While checking out the backyard for the area for this years garden I noticed my plum tree in full bloom, flowers almost everywhere, I planted the tree last year same with one apple. Now the question. Is it too late to prune off the non-flowering limbs? The apple tree hasn't made a flower yet but has numerous things I believe will be leaves not flowers. This is the first time I have tried to grow any fruit tree so this is all new to me. Thanks ahead of time
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On 3/14/2015 9:31 AM, wawwiz wrote:

It depends on where you live. Mostly you prune fruit trees when they are dormant, ie. no leaves or blossoms. You might go on line to your state/country/wherever you live agriculture college or state website. I live in Texas and Texas A&M U has a very good website. Alternatively you can find books online that have all the details on pruning.
Our pear tree is blooming but I pruned in January so they will be okay. With young trees you can use limb spreaders to train limbs into a position that is suitable for fruiting.
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Thanks for the info I will check out Texas A&M see what they have to say.
On Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:34:56 AM UTC-5, George Shirley wrote:

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wawwiz wrote:

the local library may have some references...
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On 3/16/2015 8:42 AM, songbird wrote:

Much easier to just go online. I bought a book called "Pruning Made Easy" some years ago and it is very handy, especially for old brains that often forget stuff. "Stuff"= anything that could be handy but is easy to forget. <G>
I think we have every manual pruning tool in existence now, I have one limb lopper that is at least fifty years old but sharpens up easily. Going to prune the kumquat tree a bit today to keep that rounded shape. Just picked and ate the last three kumquats yesterday.
Fig tree is leafing out nicely and is still slowly growing. Blueberry bushes are leafing out also and we put down a lot of pine needles as mulch this past weekend. Should help to keep the soil around the blueberries acidic.
Carrot seed went in yesterday, finally. Today is sunny and warming up, it's 67F here now and going up to low seventies later. Tomorrow the !@#$ rain starts again, possibility of rain over the next several days in the 50 to 60% range, which, around here, means it's going to RAIN.
I fell again last night and wasn't even drunk. This old partially paralyzed right side is getting weaker. You have to be strong to get old. And getting old beats the alternative.
George
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Yep, any morning you wake up without dirt in your face is a good morning.
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Steve Peek wrote:

heck, even us younger folks can still fall. my spring escapade last year almost did me in for the whole summer last year for getting heavy work done. my hand feels a little sore and stiff yet, but worked fine today when i moved a stack of pallets and boxes of tile around.
funny though, i did get dirt in my face...
songbird
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