Good enough to eat

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● EARLY au­tumn is a good time to prune fruit trees to pre­vent dis­ease, which can be­come worse over the win­ter. With ap­ple and pear trees, cut out any branches which are dead, dis­eased, or cross­ing over. How­ever, do not prune trees which bear stoned fruit such as plums, cher­ries or apri­cots, as this can cause dis­ease rather than pre­vent­ing it. To prune fruit trees, shorten the cen­tral shoots by a quar­ter and cut the sideshoots back to three buds to boost the chance of them chang­ing into fruit­ing spurs.

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