Time to prune apple trees?

gaia6b(z6B MA)March 10, 2010

When are you wonderful people pruning your apple trees, in eastern Massachusetts? Thank you.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
terrene(5b MA)

I had several Apple, a couple Cherry, Plum, and Crabapple trees at my previous house. I used to prune all the fruits trees in February or March, if the snow wasn't too deep.

The Sunset "Pruning Handbook", which I purchased over 20 years ago, says this about Apple trees: "The time to prune apple trees is in late winter or very early Spring before new growth starts."

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 7:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tree_oracle(z6b MA)

Most trees should be pruned right about now. The notable exceptions are maple and birch.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2010 at 11:21PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to contact the new GardenWeb
On the right side of the main New England Gardening...
claireplymouth z6b coastal MA
How are you guys holding up in this "Snowpocalypse"??
Hi guys, haven't been posting much, but still lurk...
Show Us Your Gardens - A Photo Thread -February 2015
Happy Snow Days New England Gardeners! Welcome to the...
Cold or not, it's THAT time of year again!
The infamous Philadelphia International Flower Show is...
Seeds & Plants on Sale, Locally? Online Catalog Sales?
Finally starting to feel like the growing season is...
prairiemoon2 z6 MA
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™