Remove the lower branches to give the tree a single, sturdy trunk.
If pruning is done in frost prone regions in autumn or winter (assuming there is no fruit on the tree) this will push soft new growth that will not have hardened off sufficiently and will frost in winter knocking the tree back. In frost free regions in NZ citrus trees can be trimmed any time of the year as and when required. Tui Team. First Fresh - Pruning Citrus Trees Page 2 Chunk pruning on older trees allows light into the centre of the tree.
In hedgerow plantings, remove a whole scaffold limb on opposite sides of alternate trees. This allows access for pickers into the inside of the tree. The extra light also improves the.
Jul 26, Pruning lemon trees opens up the center of the tree, allowing easy access when spraying, and creates a large fruit-bearing surface area than can be reached by the sun and the harvester. Pruning also creates sturdy branches that are strong enough to support the fruit they shrubhauling.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Lemon tree propagation. First, take a 6-inch cutting with no fruit or flowers. Your cutting must have at least two or three nodes where leaves emerge along the stem, and Remove all leaves except for four leaves at the tip, and dust the bottom with rooting hormone powder. Pot your cutting.