Prune Your Fruit Trees in February!

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February is the time to prune fruit trees such as apple, pear, plum, cherry, peach & nectarine. Don’t wait.

According to the NCSU publication, “Training and Pruning Fruit Trees”, neglecting pruning chores can
cost orchardists money.
“Many fruit-growing enthusiasts neglect the annual training and pruning of fruit trees. Without training and pruning, however, fruit trees will not develop proper shape and form. Properly trained and pruned trees will yield high-quality fruit much sooner and live significantly longer.”

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Photo of Steve Pettis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve Pettis, Jr.Extension Agent, Agriculture (828) 697-4891 (Office) steve_pettis@ncsu.eduHenderson County, North Carolina
Updated on Feb 5, 2018
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