Hand Pruning and Training of Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Trees
Heading cuts (tipping) are made toward the end of a branch near a node or growing point. Credits: R. J. Campbell, UF/IFAS
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Keywords

Pruning
Fruit
Trees
Tropical
Sub-tropical
Size
Harvest

How to Cite

Wasielewski, Jeff, Jonathan Crane, and Carlos Balerdi. 2020. “Hand Pruning and Training of Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Trees”. EDIS 2020 (5). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1372-2020.

Abstract

This new 6-page document explains the proper way to prune fruit trees using hand tools. An important aspect of growing tropical and subtropical fruit trees is size control through pruning. In addition to size control, pruning also makes it easier to spray the tree and harvest fruit from the tree. Pruning also makes the tree more hardy to wind events and healthier in general because you can remove damaged or unhealthy parts of the tree. Written by Jeff Wasielewski, Jonathan Crane, and Carlos Balerdi, and published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department.
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1372

https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1372-2020
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