Pruning stimulates new growth.
A video showing the process of pruning Fan Trained Fruit Trees by Mike at Southern Fruit stumpchopping.bar more information, visit our website: stumpchopping.barrnfruittree. Oct 25, Fruit Tree Pruning - Basic Principles Types of pruning cuts. There are two types of pruning cuts,"heading" and"thinning". Thinning refers to removing a limb Impact of flower position. The difference in how a tree or plant responds to these two cuts is Estimated Reading Time: 11 mins. Summer pruning makes our trees produce more fruit and less wood.
It is with the trained fruit trees that summer pruning is the most important and advantageous. Easpaliers, fans, stepovers, cordons and columns, but don't forget your trained soft fruit as well which will thrive under the same principal. PRUNING THE ESTABLISHED FAN. During the summer any shoots growing inwards towards the wall should be rubbed out as they appear. Any required to extend the fan are tied in.
Heading back the acrotonic weeping growth habit cultivars increases regrowth to a greater extent and also reduces flower bud formation.
The remaining laterals need to be kept pinched back to six leaves (see fig. 40). After picking they should be shortened back to three leaves (see fig. 41). Any very vigorousFile Size: KB. Jan 15, Prune in the summer, cutting sideshoots that are over 23cm long, back to three leaves from where the current season’s growth begins.
Once it has reached the top wire, prune the leading shoot back to a leaf joint at the required height. Many fruits can be grown this way, including apples, cherries, plums and stumpchopping.bar: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.