[NAFEX] Apple tree training

Jerry Hapka jahapka at mncable.net
Sun Apr 27 15:17:09 EDT 2003


I'm trying homemade branch spreaders.  Cut from other trees,
each is made from two Y-shaped branches of diameter about
that of a pencil.  The two Y shapes are set together with the
forks at opposite ends, adjusted to suitable length, and tied
together tightly with wire.

Jerry
Zone 3A

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Thomas Olenio
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 8:00 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Apple tree training


Hi,

What about branches that are a little longer (say a foot)?

Tom

list at ginda.us wrote:

> I've used spring type clothespins by clipping the pin around the
> "trunk" immediately above a branch, and resting the pin atop the branch
> so it  pushes it horizontal.  Picture clothespins sticking out
> horizontally around the tree directly from the truck, with branches
> constrained to be beneath them, also nearly horizontal where they join
> the central leader.
>
> Ginda
>
> On Saturday, March 1, 2003, at 05:27  PM, Lucky Pittman wrote:
>
> > I haven't done much in the way of training on my trees - and it shows.
> >  But, you can use a spring-type clothespin to attach soda cans to the
> > miscreant limb, by way of its pulltab, and add whatever amount of
> > water/sand, etc. you need to achieve the degree of spreading you
> > desire.
> >
> > Lucky
> >
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