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It may sound counter-intuitive, and certainly fairly unattractive when the weather is cold and wet, but January or February is the right time of year to carry out a bit of winter pruning of your fruit bushes, redcurrant and blackcurrant bushes, as well as gooseberries benefit from winter fruit bush pruning.
Pruning now while the bushes are dormant means that they won’t leak sap and risk becoming diseased. May 04, This fungal disease attacks pruning cuts made in cold weather.
So prune these trees in warm weather to give the wound sufficient healing time before deep winter. Pome fruits such as apples, pears, quince, medlar, are generally pruned when plants. Multiple Fruit Bushes If you have blackcurrants, blueberries, gooseberries, or redcurrants growing on your property, those should be pruned in the winter.
Your goal with your winter pruning of fruit bushes is to remove old wood and create the best shape. Doing so leaves behind the healthy, young branches to produce large harvests each shrubhauling.barted Reading Time: 7 mins. Aug 04, This has to do with your tree's seasonal cycle of energy. Done at the right time of year, fruit tree pruning helps growers manage the energy of their fruit trees. Why Fruit Tree Pruning in the Winter Spurs Growth.
Winter: In the fall, fruit trees draw the energy out of their lush green leaves and into their root systems for winter storage. Once the energy has been sucked out of the leaves, those Author: Susan Poizner.
Apr 21, Prune red- and whitecurrants as you would gooseberries, as they produce fruit on sideshoots made the previous year. Aim to create a well-branched, upright bush with fruiting spurs along the main stems.
In winter, shorten the sideshoots to one bud. Remove shoot tips and old, unproductive shrubhauling.bar: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.