[NAFEX] Pruning strategies for M27

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Fri Apr 28 07:24:00 EDT 2006


I took a pruning course with Henry Kock at the Univ of Guelph in Ontario.   
On apple he told us to cut back all annual growth by 1/3rd (except  
furiting spurs).  Also keep it pruned to a weak central leader.


On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 21:34:25 -0400, Randall Burd <burdrs at comcast.net>  

> I have several varieties of apples on M27 rootstock in containers. I am
> training these using a slender spindle method by winding the central
> leader up a stack in the containers. The problem that I am facing is the
> the lower scaffold branches are becoming quite wide and probably need to
> be shortened to prevent the trees from engulfing each other.
> I have looked at Gene's M27 strategies at:
> http://www.midfex.org/yale/dwarf.html and like what he has done.
> Any thoughts on other pruning strategies that I might consider? Thanks.
> Randy
> Jersey gardener


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