Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up with a second week of information on beginning the home orchard. This week covers training the young fruit tree and why it is so important to start the year the fruit tree is planted. Proper structure is important for good air movement and the trees ability to hold a good fruit load without additional support. Proper structure and training can get a fruit tree into production in the shortest amount of time. Proper training keeps the fruit tree small enough to work on standing on the ground.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.