My apple trees have all grown well this year putting on loads of growth.
Today I managed to do a job I've been meaning to do for the last couple of weeks and thats to summer prune my cordon apple trees.
|The apple trees ave put on lots of growth this year|
|Cordons looking a little messy|
I then cut any branch growth back to the lenght of about 1 1/2". These should for my fruiting spurs in years to come. Although I did this for every tree, a couple of trees I left branches long so that I could take a graft off them in the spring to propergate from them.
|Apple tree all tied in and looking tidy|
Anyone else summer prune their fruit trees?