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How do you care for dwarf fruit trees apple and pear?

North Ayrshire, Scotland Sco

They are Malus Golden delicious and Pyrus Conference
My husband has lost the instructions.




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http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles0202/winter_fruit_pruning.asp

and

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=212

Will help, takes a few reads to understand!

But generally, dwarf plants dont get big enouhg to need a size prune, only one to build up the fruit bearing spurs. I hope these websites are helpful, more for a large tree, but similar on a small tree.

Just dont trim any of the fruiting areas off as they will be lost, its the new summer grown shoots that will produce fruiting wood.

19 Jul, 2009

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