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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:18 pm 
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Location: Oshkosh Wisconsin
I have six apple trees, all different varieties, espaliered into a Belgian Fence. They are about six years old and I get very few blossoms and perhaps one apple each year. I believe that a large part of the problem is the is the extensive pruning that I do quite often. I understand that the apples grow on spurs, but I don't know how to recognize the spurs or how to prune to get the spurs. Can anyone help me??

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Rick


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 Post subject: Re: Pruning
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:02 pm 
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Rick, I will try to take a few pictures tomorrow. If you are here in the states then a call to your Extension office will get you good pruning advice.

You did not post what zone you are in so one problem could be warm winters or lack of sun.

Not much information to go on.

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 Post subject: Re: Pruning
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:45 pm 
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I'm in Oshkosh Wisconsin and we're in the "New" zone 5a. The Belgian Fence runs east & west, with some shading on the east side from the house.


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 Post subject: Re: Pruning
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:04 am 
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This was in response to one of my questions about pruning (from user SOME IDIOT). The first two links were really helpful and passing this along. Just copy the link and paste into your browser.

Watch this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVS4hNFw ... =g-all-lik
Or This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_jqgWXlUHM&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8MgH9u5Q6o&feature=plcp
Or This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQemD2PMIbI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Vus56VfD0

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 Post subject: Re: Pruning
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:37 am 
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Really nice Belgian fence.


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