A tree fruit pruning workshop was held at the Fruit Station on Saturday March 18th. Those in attendance received instructions on proper pruning and tool safety as well as some hands on pruning in the demonstration garden in the field.
The field crew began pruning peach trees yesterday. The crew will work on this over the next couple of weeks. We prune the peaches after most of the other fruit crops at the station since peaches can be injured if
The field crew began pruning the Apple trees today. The crew will work on this over the next several weeks as there are almost 4 acres of Apple Orchard’s and approximately 450 trees of various sizes.
The field crew began apple pruning today after completing the West Catawba vineyard.
Peach pruning has just begin and is going rather well. We prune the peaches after most of the other fruit crops are done since peaches can be injured if pruned too early. A good rule of thumb is to prune
We withstood the cold to learn how-to prune. It was worth it. Dr. Martin Kaps demonstrates.
We began pruning Catawba grapes this week. They are one of our hardier grape varieties, so we prune them earlier in the dormant season than the more cold tender varieties. We are leaving 40 to 45 buds on the larger
We held the annual Pruning Workshop on Saturday March 6 this year. Twenty participants arrived in the early morning cold south breeze to learn how to prune fruit crops. We formed two groups, one to start with apples and peaches
Pruning Catawba grapes began yesterday. Catawba is a winter hardy variety that is pruned earlier in the dormant season than the more cold tender grape varieties. The average pruning weight for reference vines in the West Catawba vineyard was 2.55
I am happy that spring temperatures have been cool! I just finished pruning my row of Vincent grapes and the buds have just started swelling. The demo vineyard was completed earlier. I remember in 2007 when the Easter freeze hit