When should I prune espalier apple trees?
Here are Four Steps to Summer Pruning Espaliers. stumpdelimbing.bar Down All Top Growth. Before you start pruning your espalier might look like this. Lots of long wippy shoots growing upwards. You should cut all the top growth down by about half so that you can see more clearly tree cutting permit redding ca you’re doing. Jun 23, You’re supposed to prune your apple trees during the summer solstice.
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere that’s around June 20th. For everyone in the Southern Hemisphere that’s around December 20th. The reason for this timing has to do with the the stages of growth of apple trees and their production of stumpdelimbing.bars: Aug 18, All decorative and formally shaped fruit trees, such as espaliers, need summer pruning to regulate new growth and encourage the formation of the stubby ‘spurs’ that bear fruit.
In general pears can be pruned from mid-July, and apples several weeks later, up to about the end of August. This year’s shoots are ready to prune. I have a row of 5 beautiful espalier apple trees (Jonagold, Granny Smith and Gravenstein) that are about 4 years old, and they put out huge amounts of growth over the summer. I've been pruning the first growth back in late June, but when should I prune the growth from the rest of the summer?