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Fruit Culture in Alabama: Training and Pruning Tree Fruits
Paul Mask, Arlie Powell, William Dozier, Dave Williams, David Himelrick
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Pages / Length: 8
Publication Date: 09/10/2010

Too many beginning growers simply plant fruit trees and wait for them to start producing. Trees that are properly trained in the first two to six years of life will develop the necessary scaffold systems to produce high yields of quality fruit; likewise, annual pruning is necessary to stimulate growth and fruit bud formation. This eight-page publication describes for growers the bearing habits of fruit trees and provides detailed illustrations for training and pruning apple, pear, peach, nectarine, plum, and fig trees.