Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard

Provides general rules for training, pruning, and limb bending, and explains open-center, central-leader, and espalier training. Outlines specific guidelines for training and pruning apple, pear, sweet cherry, sour cherry, peach, prune, plum, apricot, fig, persimmon, walnut, hazelnut, and chestnut trees. Includes 17 figures that illustrate various techniques.

PNW 400    Revised July 2011    12 pages
August 2019


Average: 4.6 (37 votes)


Great job. Finally some info that went beyond the basic "Heading" cut
Buck Arbuckle
Excellent, thanks for this, especially on tips for old trees.

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