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Can anyone tell me if I can take lots of new growth off my apple tree before fruit is ready. Its loaded with apples but you cannot see them for leaves. Its James greaves.


  • FireFire Posts: 17,349
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,385
    If it's being trained as a restricted form like a fan or espalier then you can prune long sideshoots back in late summer (Mid August)

    If it's a bush or standard then you prune in winter.

    Is the fruit hidden because the tree is congested with crossing branches? Was it pruned last year?
    East Yorkshire
  • cdtrantercdtranter Posts: 2
    It's a Bush that is pruned every year after fruiting. I've never known it it grow so much new growth after apples have formed.
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