January 25, 2024

Pruning Trees in the Orchard

Wintertime pruning continues at my Bedford, New York farm - this week, the orchard trees.

If you grow 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 gardener, Brian O'Kelly, has been busy pruning many of the apple trees, so they continue to produce bounties of delicious, juicy fruits.

Enjoy these photos.