[NAFEX] Pruning strategies for M27

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Fri Apr 28 13:26:47 EDT 2006


Hi,

Identify last years growth (just last years).  Prune off 1/3rd of that new  
growth.

Tom


On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:04:43 -0400, Jim Cooper  
<JCooper at lewiston.k12.id.us> wrote:

> Is that to remove a 1/3 or leave a 1/3??
>
> Jim
> N. Idaho
>
>>>> tolenio at sentex.net 4/28/2006 4:24 AM >>>
>
> Hello,
>
> 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.
>
> Later,
> Tom
>
>
> On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 21:34:25 -0400, Randall Burd <burdrs at comcast.net>
>
> wrote:
>
>> 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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