How to prune fruit trees - Knowledgebase Question

Lehi, UT (Zone 6B)
Question by scrowley11
March 5, 2007
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 from NGA
March 5, 2007


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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