Mulching, Watering as needed. Control tree size. Most backyard fruit trees will not need to be treated with dormant oils. The amount of pruning, of course, will depend on the condition of the tree. Weeding. Pruning can alternatively be done in the summer at the time fruit is thinned, then 2 months later and again after harvest. Add to Your Calendar 2017-02-04 11:00:00 2017-02-04 13:00:00 6 City Fruit: Fruit Tree Pruning 101 Join City Fruit for the 2017 fruit tree pruning 101! This is part of a series on How to Prune Trees, Shrubs, and Vines in your garden and how to choose the right tools. January and February are good months for pruning certain fruit trees… Summer pruning of Apricots after fruiting. Learn—month by month—the necessary gardening activities for lawns and shrubs, annuals and perennials, fruit and nut trees, and bulbs, roots, and tubers. In late winter or spring, prune deciduous trees, fruit trees, and deciduous shrubs that are not spring bloomers, but make sure the temperature is above 20 degrees F. And, a gardener could stop after step 4 above—but step 5 will result in the best fruit production. Sunlight is needed to produce fruit buds for the following year and for the fruit to color properly. Pruning of deciduous fruit and nut trees is normally done when the tree is dormant—essentially any time after the leaves are off and prior to spring bud break. The pruning order sound simple. January. Check irrigation emitters are all working. Check irrigation emitters are all working. Pruning typically should be done when the tree is dormant (fall/winter/spring). I think most prefer the spring, but winter might have advantages. Fruit Tree Care Calendar. Fruit Tree and Vine Care Calendar Mulching, Watering as needed. The first step in rejuvenating a neglected tree is to prune it. Fall is the perfect time to examine your trees, shrubs, and vines and come up with a pruning plan. Know the tree’s fruit-bearing habits in order not to prune or over-prune important fruit-bearing branches; be careful of the spurs and buds that produce the fruit. A small tree is easier to thin, harvest, and prune than a larger tree. February. Lunar tree pruning calendar for 2020 year If you have a private plot outside the city, it is likely that there are plants on it that need care. Learn about the best approach to pruning young trees in the Pacific Northwest for a healthy harvest season. Pruning is especially important when trees are young. Promotes a strong tree structure. Care involves mainly circumcision of plants on the lunar calendar at a certain time of the year, so that they began to grow more luxuriantly and give good results. Dormant oil sprays are used to reduce overwintering populations of insects. Prune berried shrubs or trees by harvesting them for holiday decorations. While most items should wait until winter, there are a few pruning tasks you can take care of immediately. Allows light and air to penetrate the canopy. Fruit tree pruning is right around the corner. South Seattle, Address sent upon registration City Fruit [email protected] false DD/MM/YYYY 1. Weeding. Anyway, one reason for pruning while the tree is dormant is so you can see what you're doing without leaves everywhere. I am letting you know ahead of time so you can put it on your calendar. It's not uncommon to prune trees soon after they break dormancy. January is a good month to get started. Step 5 is not as easy as the other four. Monitor Pear & Cherry slug: If damage is excessive, apply approved control methods.