Prune Your Fruit Trees in February 2021

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February is the time to prune fruit trees such as apple, pear, plum, cherry, peach & nectarine.

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Don’t wait. According to the NC State publication on FRUIT, 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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Steve Pettis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve Pettis, Jr.Extension Agent, Agriculture - Consumer and Commercial Horticulture Call Steve E-mail Steve N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center
Updated on Mar 2, 2021
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