Pruning new growth from crotches of apple trees?

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Pruning new growth from crotches of apple trees?

Post by PA_Docent » Tue May 08, 2012 3:04 am

This is the second year of my home orchard. I have been pruning the new growth approximately one (1) foot up the side branches off my apples tree trunks. I want to avoid mature branches rubbing against one another to prevent diseases. I have also been doing this on my other fruit trees.

Is this common practice? Should I be clearing this growth any further up the side branches? If the wording is confusing can post pictures.
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Re: Pruning new growth from crotches of apple trees?

Post by PA_Docent » Sun May 13, 2012 9:09 am

Thanks for the links!
Calville Blc,Hewes,Nehou,Fearns P,Siberian,Cox OP,Spitz,Ananas Reinette,BdB,Kingston Blk,Tremlett's,Muscat de Bernay,Ashmead's,Rambo,Stayman,Macoun,Jefferis,Winesap,Red Berlepsch

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