Monday, July 18, 2011

Pruning dwarf fruit trees

After talking to Bob yesterday about the pruning of dwarf fruit trees, I am unsure which style to use. I will just get them in the ground with a long, heavy piece of rebar to stake them. Bob recommended this. He seemed to favor the Christmas Tree shape. His trees were six feet tall and about two feet across at the bottom. They are very tall and skinny. You can place dwarf fruit trees much closer together than I realized. Great bang for your buck. I am also considering espalier. My whips are about two to three feet tall, so I guess I have time to think. I tend to be a real planner, so I get ahead of myself.

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