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Pruning Season

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


Comment from Tom Kaye
Time March 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I heard peaches & nectarines should not be pruned the same time as other fruit trees. If so, when is a good time to prune them?

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