The Q&A Archives: How to prune fruit trees

Question: I have three fruit trees that I planted 3 years ago. Last year they really grew (tall). I want to prune them but I am not sure how to do that. I have an apple tree (grafted multi-type apple tree), peach tree and a pear tree.

Also, when I prune, do I want to try to keep the middle of the tree limb free so the sun can get to the fruit better? Is it a good idea to get a limb spreader to help spread the main branches so the grow out more than straight up? Help!!!

Answer: Each type fruit tree has different pruning requirements so I think visiting the following web page would answer all your questions and give you some visuals to help you through the process:

Best wishes with your fruit trees.

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