January 13, 2022

Pruning Time for the Apple Trees

Wintertime pruning continues at my Bedford, New York farm - this week, the apple trees!

If you grow these wonderful fruit trees, the best time to prune them is now - in winter - or in very early spring before any new growth begins. Pruning not only helps to develop proper shape and form, but also encourages new growth, promotes high fruit yield, and maintains good tree health. My outdoor grounds crew is busy pruning all the old apple trees. Many of these apple trees are original to the farm, and with good maintenance and regular trimming, these trees will continue to bring bounties of delicious, juicy apples for many years to come.

Enjoy these photos.