[NAFEX] Pruning Apricots

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Fri Jun 5 22:34:08 EDT 2009

If the sap flows the trees will grow new branches and spurs and your
trees will be fine. Today I was happy to see that several trees I was
convinced were dead have produced a few leaves overnight.  I really
wish my spice pear will come back to life.  Winter here was rough on
plants. Supposed to frost tonight.  Oldtimers tell me that there were
past years when it frosted every month of the year.
All the gardens died.  zone 2/3

---- Original Message ----
From: billg at inebraska.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Pruning Apricots
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 20:39:49 -0500

>> Frost may have killed branches.  Scratch the bark to see if it is
>green under the bark.  If the branches are thin, chances are the
>branch is dead.
>None of the branches are actually dead (well, one or two very thin
>I guess), because they are growing from the ends. It's just that
>a long bare space before then. And along the bigger branches, there
>all these bare spurs.
>I was just wondering if these bare areas would ever produce leaves 
>and/or fruit again. It's been a very nice little tree, but it's about
>big as I want it to get, so I'll be summer pruning the growing tips.
>if these spurs and bare areas are gone for good, I'm not sure what
>can do.
>Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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