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Caring for your fruit trees

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February 11, 2012 — When should fruit trees be pruned? And what does it take to get big, tasty fruits? Mike McGrath reveals some essential fruit tree timing and trickery. Plus: Mapping the spread of the bamboo invasion; and answers to all your growing questions.

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Question of the Week

I am confused about my fruit trees. The past two years I’ve pruned my apple, peach, pear and plum trees right after the dead of winter. But we only seem to have had one or two days OF “dead winter” this season, and I’m concerned that the trees might not go fully dormant. Is that concern warranted? And when exactly should we be pruning? I’m concerned about getting the timing right—or at least ‘not horribly wrong’. Get the answer »

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