dwarf fruit tree care - Knowledgebase Question

North Las Vegas, Ne
Question by gnbmac
May 27, 2009
When is the best time to trim dwarf fruit trees I have Lemon,Orange and Grapefruit trees. How do you trim them? Thanks.


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Answer from NGA
May 27, 2009

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I trim my dwarf citrus trees immediately after harvesting the fruit. You can cut away any extra long or wayward branches now, but major trimming should not be done if you have developing fruit on your trees. Exposing the fruit to sunshine when it has been shaded by leaves can cause sunscald. It's best to wait until you harvest the fruit and before new flowers appear to prune. Good luck with your citrus trees.

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