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Brian P
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Apple tree

Postby Brian P » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:45 pm

Hi there, I'm after some advice, my apple tree snapped during last winter. I left the remaining portion in situ, and it has now sprouted (all above the graft).
My question is how do I prune it to keep it small, but still give fruit? It has not fruited before, it was rather gangly with leaves only at the ends of bare branches.
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Any advice/info would be very much appreciated.
Best regards
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Re: Apple tree

Postby robo » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:07 pm

The same happened to one of my young bushes about 2 years ago for some strange reason the main stem broke off around 8 inches above the graft I moved it and put it against the boundary fence we’re the original plots ended before the council extended the allotment I made a cordon out of it which was not hard as it only had one shoot growing ,this year it has 2 apples on it and at present a couple of branches that need tying back
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Re: Apple tree

Postby retropants » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:03 pm

Looks like a prime candidate for a cordon to me too!
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