Richard Hentschel discusses the merits of training your apple trees starting the year you plant your home orchard. Early training will be rewarded by earlier fruit production and ease of insect and disease management in future years. Without proper training your fruit trees always are much larger than you want and are later to begin to set fruit.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.