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 Espalier pruning....Now??? 
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Post Espalier pruning....Now???
I took a HOS pruning class during the dormant season and immediately came home and cut the top off my dormant Rescue pear, right where I wanted branches to sprout out, right at the level of the 1st wire for my espalier. It worked perfectly. Three branches grew come spring; two for the wire and one to grow up. I am training two to the wires and the one growing up is near where I want my next wire / next branch level. Can I cut it off now, and watch branches once again grow out to the sides? Or do I just let it grow over the spring and summer and top it off come winter?

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:41 pm
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Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:30 pm
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Post Re: Espalier pruning....Now???
Well, I did lop it off in late May. New sprouts by June, really there by July. By September, new tier of branches had grown out quite a ways. So I guess I learned winter pruning and early spring pruning both can work!


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