Category Archives: apple tree pruning

Bramley Apples and Bramley Apple Tree Pruning

The subject of making cider from Bramley apples and how to set about pruning Bramley apple trees keeps coming up. Here’s a recent video from Hermitage Farm which bemoans the lack of current demand for Bramley apples. It’s perhaps surprising, … Continue reading

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Restoring Old Apple Trees

A series of video tutorials from Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Heritage Apples all about restoring some old apple trees in an old garden newly taken over by some friends. The main problem with these trees was that they had originally … Continue reading

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Summer pruning in the apple orchard

Are you keeping up to date with Stephen Hayes’ Fruitwise apple tree pruning Videos? This latest one is all about summer pruning. Summer pruning is a discretionary activity for orchard keepers, so you have to decide if it’s needed or … Continue reading

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bud burst

Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise shows us what a correctly pruned apple tree should look like, at the time of a special event called bud burst. This tree is just beginning a bud burst, with the optimal number of buds filling … Continue reading

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planting a small pear tree

Planting a very small tree, a one year maiden. Large rootball.  Plant bare rooted trees in the winter from a local nursery.

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pruning a neglected apple tree – part 2

Using the saw to remove low branches. Clearing away any rubbish, vines, young trees getting in the way. Take the big branches out first before using the secateurs. Remove crossed branches, anything that’s tangled up. leaving some new , healthy … Continue reading

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Pruning a neglected apple tree

Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise heritage Apples describes pruning a neglected apple tree in another tutorial video from the youTube series. What to do with a neglected old fruit tree? Do you want maximum fruit or a big tree to sit … Continue reading

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