Fruit Growing In Smaller Areas

Fruits can be successfully grown in confined spaces, and produce crops within one to three years after planting. While they generally crop best in sunny positions, gooseberries, blackcurrants, raspberries and strawberries grow satisfactorily in light shade. Shelter from cold north and east winds, particularly at flowering time, is necessary to ensure pollination and fruit set….

Lorette Pruning

Lorette Pruning

In addition to the methods described under particular fruits a system of pruning has been devised by a Frenchman, M. Lorette, and bears his name. It is particularly applicable to trained apples and pears and, though primarily designed for the French climate, has proved very successful in some places in this country. The object is…

Pruning Fruit Trees

Pruning Fruit Trees

ROOT PRUNING Root pruning is a method of trenching around the tree to cut away the tap roots. This has the same effect as “ ringing” in helping a tree to become more fruitful. It needs to be done carefully. I once carried out the operation on a pear tree grown against a wall wlaidh,…