University of Illinois Extension
January 19, 2017

Host Richard Hentschel continues the series on home orchards this week. Previous shows have covered siting the orchard to benefit from the best sunlight, air and soil drainage. This week the show covers fruit tree training. Proper scaffold training allows the tree to support the fruit load without breaking or bending down to the ground or worse. Fruit trees for the home orchard should be semi dwarfs usually for apples. Proper training allows for easy inspection, spraying and additional maintenance

 
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