[NAFEX] Water sprouts - too many!

Richard O'Barr aatopgunaa at mindspring.com
Mon Mar 3 09:44:47 EST 2003


Gene:
The use of NAA at pruning is reported to reduce resprouts from the base of
the cut branch.
                                                  Topgun
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Spears" <Spears at LMC.edu>
To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 7:14 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Water sprouts - too many!


> Related to the apple tree training discussion, does anyone have
> suggestions on how to reduce the number of water sprouts on apple trees?
> Winter seems to finally be loosening its grip & I've been pruning the last
> few days.  I'm trying to keep my trees short enough to harvest most of the
> fruit by hand, but my trees have other ideas.  I fear all the tree's
energy
> is going into making water sprouts (those sprouts that shoot up vertically
> from every branch) with little left over for fruit production.
>
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
>
> gene
> spears at lmc.edu
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