Remove leaves from apple trees?
We have 2 apple trees which we planted last spring: Anna and Dorsett Golden. They are planted about 8 feet apart.
Anna has dropped almost all its leaves. Dorsett Golden still has most of its leaves and also a few blossoms.
I own the excellent "Growing Apples in the City" but cannot find instructions specifically saying "Always pull off all the leaves of your apple tree in Spring".
Yes or No: Should we pull the remaining leaves off our Anna and Dorsett Golden every year? If so, is January the best time to do this?