What happens if you prune apple trees in the summer?
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Subsequently, one may also ask, is it OK to prune fruit trees in summer?
The short answer is yes - you can prune fruit trees in summer. In fact, you can trim many fruit trees, including apple and peach trees, any time of the year without doing damage. Wondering the best time of year to prune fruit trees? It's when your trees are dormant, usually December through early February.
Similarly, can you cut the top off an apple tree? Prune off the top of the newly planted fruit tree in late April. Cut it at between 20 and 30 inches above the ground. Trim back all other shoots and branches to 6 inches.
Also to know, how hard can you prune an apple tree?
Apple trees are one of the few deciduous trees that will bounce back from a hard, single-year shortening. This type of pruning requires you to cut off every one of the main branches except for a single leader. You should not do this if your apple tree does not have any major branches lower than 6 to 8 feet.
Can you Prune fruit trees in bloom?
Prune fruit trees when the leaves are off (dormant). It's easier to see what you are doing and removal of dormant buds (growing points) invigorates the remaining buds. Summer pruning can be used, however, to slow down overly vigorous trees or trees that are too large. It is most effective in early summer.