Good Morning, I am a new apple grower. I expanded my orchard from 500 trees to 5000 trees this spring. Most of the 4500 new trees I have just finished planting are still dormant.
I am growing tall spindle on B9 and M9 root stocks on 5 wire trellis system. Many of the trees have feathers that are too big for the tall spindle system. Should I do a late pruning of these branches that are too big while the plants are still dormant or wait till next winter? The internet says conflicting things. I think it would be smart to remove branches so the trees dont waste a years growth. I plan on notching these trees every 4th bud two weeks before full bloom. -- Doug Nelson
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