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Mature Pruning of Tall Spindle Limit height of tree by cutting leader to a fruitful side branch at optimum tree height ( X row spacing). Remove branches per year >3/4 inch diameter or that are longer than 3’ (2 cut rule).
Feathered trees A tree is planted vertically and oriented so that two feathers on opposite or nearly opposite sides of the tree occur approximately 14 to 15 inches from the ground 3 to 4 inches below the lowest trellis wire at 18 inches.
From: T. Robinson, GLFW No permanent branches. All branches File Size: 2MB. Pruning Apple Trees 3 When to Prune If you have a small orchard, delay pruning until it’s nearly spring. Allow for rain and bad weather, but plan to be finished pruning by May 1 or in time to begin spraying. In many larger orchards, the pruning begins soon after harvest and continues through to spring.
Old trees are pruned first and young trees are left until March and. May 26, Summer pruning is very effective in controlling growth and removing unwanted growth on young developing trees. In fact, it is very effective in early summer such as pinching of strong laterals in the upper regions of the Central Leader, Vertical Axe or Slender Spindle trees if your intention is to maintain a strong growing leader (see Photo 1).Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
good contact. At about two weeks after planting the trees should receive a small dose of nitrogen (1/4 lb. of calcium nitrate) carefully applied in a doughnut shaped band around each tree. Pruning and Managing the Tall Spindle Apple Tree after Planting. If you plant a Tall Spindle apple. Our apple industry has transformed from low density at 70 trees / acre to trees per acre Vert Axe System Pruning High Density Trees; Vertical Axe and Tall Spindle Limit height of tree to % of between row spacing by cutting leader to a weak side branch Example ft row spacing (depends on variety/stock) – ft high – 90%.