Time To Start Fruit Tree Pruning

A dormant apple tree that needs to be pruned.They are called water shoots or water sprouts, those things that grow on the fruit trees that need to be cut off each year.

They have been growing all year but really add girth and length during the late fall and winter. Once they are trimmed off, the tree still in dormancy, stops trying to produce more sprouts and concentrates on growing leaves and eventually fruit on the branches that are left. Trimming out all the extra growth gives the trees room to grow larger fruit without breaking down the tree.

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