This is good for creating new growth or to encourage branching.
Pruning and training fruit trees helps produce good. annual yields of quality fruit. This practice develops a strong framework that increases the tree’s life and reduces loss from limb breakage. Improvement of fruit quality depends, in part, on proper pruning. The kind and amount of pruning is largely determined. Pruning and Training Systems. View Print Version.
Many modern tree fruit orchards are planted high-density using dwarfing rootstocks and training systems designed for maximum sunlight interception, higher fruit yields and quality, and easier worker access. As a result, growers are seeing increased profitability and greater potential for enhanced mechanization of operations.
We get plenty of sunlight here in the Arizona desert, sometimes too much.
TRAINING AND PRUNING Training is a practice in which tree growth is directed into a desired shape and form. Training young fruit trees is essential for proper tree development. It is better to direct tree growth with training than to correct it with pruning.
Training includes summer training and summer pruning as well as dormant treegrind.bar Size: KB. A primary objective of training and pruning is to develop a strong tree framework that will support fruit production. Improperly trained fruit trees generally have very upright branch angles, which result in serious limb breakage under a heavy fruit load.
This signiÞcantly reduces the treeÕs productivity and may greatly reduce its life. Another goal of annual training and pruning is to remove dead, diseased.