apple tree shape

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pakerr
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apple tree shape

Post by pakerr »

I purchased two Honeycrisp and two Florina trees last year and I would like to know about pruning them. Mainly, should I go with the open bush shape, or a pyramid shape?
I bought them from Orange Pippin and they are dwarf I believe.

dmtaylor
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Re: apple tree shape

Post by dmtaylor »

Most people are going with the pyramid / central leader form these days, but really it is totally up to you what you think is best.

Skipley
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Re: apple tree shape

Post by Skipley »

Bush is less formal and easier I find. I believe it will yield earlier and more. Tying down, festooning branches is easier as a bush; the tree tends to do more of the size controlling through excessive fruit and less upright fruitless vigor.

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