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Mature Pruning of Tall Spindle Limit height of tree by cutting leader to a fruitful side branch at optimum tree height ( X row spacing). Remove branches per year >3/4 inch diameter or that are longer than 3’ (2 cut rule).
From: T. Robinson, GLFWFile Size: 2MB. Aug 26, 4 rules for pruning tall-spindle apples (Dr.
Terence Robinson) at Dressel Farms, New Paltz, NY, August 19, Mar 09, Time to prune these tall spindle apple trees growing on the backyard trellis. goal of training and pruning apple trees is to result in a “calm” tree, i.e., one that is not “reacting” with a lot of vigorous, upright, non-fruitful growth.
The choice of rootstock, tree spacing, annual bearing and the orchard system combined with the pruning techniques used will define whether you end up with a calm or “reactionary” tree.
Using a lot of thinning cuts into older wood, instead of heading cuts, will help maintain a “calm” tree. Pruning the tall-spindle from a platform (video 1) - courtesy T. Robinson. Pruning the tall-spindle from a platform (video 5) - courtesy T. Robinson. Pruning the tall-spindle apple tree - J. Clements, shrubpruning.bar Take 1 Take 2 Take 3 Take 4. The New Tall Spindle Apple Orchard System; Goldrush Pruning (YouTube).
Sep 28, Pruning and Training. There are many different pruning and training systems used in apple production. Your choice of rootstock and tree spacing will have a large impact on the system you use. Common training systems used in Pennsylvania include the central leader system, vertical axe, tall spindle, and various forms of trellising.
Firstly, you can plant 2-year old apple trees grafted on the M27 rootstock. These trees always remain very small, not getting much beyond about m or so. However they will probably produce a small number of apples in the first autumn after planting. You can plant trees that have been trained as spindle-bushes. This is the training style used. Trees may live for up to years (Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute). Environmental Requirements. E.
japonicus tolerates temperatures as low as °C and is rated by PFAFas being tolerant to both UK and USA hardiness zones 7 (down to °C).