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When pruning conference pears how can I tell the difference between a pear and a leaf bud ?



Leaf buds are longer and thinner than the flower buds.

18 Nov, 2010


Don't worry just take it back to 3 or 4 buds from the start of the spur. The tree will see to the rest. By the way, next time to prune for shape is feb/march and summer prune, say august, or a bit before for early croppers.

18 Nov, 2010


Thanks very much

19 Nov, 2010

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