[NAFEX] managing apple trees

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Sat Apr 30 16:54:54 EDT 2011


My experiences matches what I've found in research - winter pruning will
encourage water sprouts (and other growth); summer pruning will be more
effective.  

~ Stephen

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Dr. Lucky Pittman
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 7:28 AM
To: 'North American Fruit Explorers'
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] managing apple trees

On your friend's crab, are you talking water sprouts, or suckers?

They're quite different, but, IMO, management is essentially the same -
prune off water sprouts, prune or pull out suckers.

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ginda Fisher
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 4:25 PM
To: NAFEX Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] managing apple trees

This is really a problem a friend is having with an ornamental crab apple,
but I assume those are managed similarly to eating apples, so I hope this
isn't too off-topic.

My friend has an "ornamental" crab apple which looks ugly, mostly because it
grows enormous numbers of water shoots.  Is there any way to control that?
I asked what sort of apple it was, and she said is was whatever Home Depot
sold when they were landscaping 20 years ago.

Thanks,
Ginda
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