Apples and pears: summer pruning

Summer pruning apples and pears allows sunlight to ripen the fruit and ensures good cropping the following year. This is the main method of pruning for restricted forms such as cordons, espaliers, fans and pyramids.

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Apple summer pruning

Quick facts

Suitable for: Apples and pears trained as restricted forms
Timing: July to September
Difficulty: Moderate

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