[NAFEX] Pruning strategies for M27
JCooper at lewiston.k12.id.us
Fri Apr 28 13:04:43 EDT 2006
Is that to remove a 1/3 or leave a 1/3??
>>> tolenio at sentex.net 4/28/2006 4:24 AM >>>
I took a pruning course with Henry Kock at the Univ of Guelph in
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
> 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 lower scaffold branches are becoming quite wide and probably need
> 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?
> Jersey gardener
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