Apples and pears: identifying fruit buds

Knowing the cropping habit of your apple and pear trees and identifying which buds produce leaves and buds will enable you to tailor your pruning for optimum harvest. It also allows you to decide if the cultivar is suitable for the training form that you have in mind.

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Fruit and wood buds on an apple branch

Quick facts

Suitable for Apple and pear trees
When to identify fruit buds November
Difficulty Easy  

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