Fruit Trees

Be a Sweetheart to Your Fruit Trees

Now is a good time to prune your fruit trees.  There are no leaves in the way to hamper your view and not a lot of other garden tasks to do, so you can take your time.

Fruit trees need to be thinned so that all the branches are able to produce fruit that is touched by the sun.  Crossing and rubbing branches should be removed.  Many trees require that their size is reduced so that any fruit that is grown can be reached to be harvested.  Check for dead or broken branches that will be unable support your wonderful bumper crop of fruit.

This is one of those times where caring for your plants now means that you will be rewarded with sweet treats later in the summer.