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
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.
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
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.
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
funny though, i did get dirt in my face...
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