We had our first pruning meeting of the season today at Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry. What a beautiful day – bright sun, blue skies, temperatures above freezing, a great crowd of eager home fruit fanciers, and most importantly, wonderfully hospitable hosts.
Pruning apples is one of my favorite chores (although I often feel guilty getting paid for doing something I like so much). Today I pruned 10 year old dwarf trees. We do have a number of pruning demonstrations scheduled over the next few weeks. The next one on the schedule is Saturday, March 5 in Spofford (see flier at the following link – Cheshire County Pruning Demo). And if you just want to learn how to grow fruits of any type, come to Conway this coming Thursday, March 3 from 6-8 PM (Carroll County Fruit Meeting).
I prune, rain, snow, or shine, warm or cold, no matter what…so, if you plan to attend one of our pruning meetings please dress for the weather.
Bill Lord, February 24, MMXI
Posted: February 24th, 2011 under Fruit Growers Journal.