This is a good time to be pruning your apple trees.
Here are the top tips from Orchard Pig on how to care for your apple trees – you can do this whether you have one or a whole orchard.
- Focus on the leader of your tree; height is key. Single out the leading branch to get the tree to grow tall and straight.
- The trunk should be a smooth cylindrical shape. If there are branches that are restricting that shape remove them so that the ﬂow is upwards.
- You can remove up to 25% of fruiting wood
- Cut in the right place, always back to the main trunk.
- Be brave ;)