By Roger Boddaert
Special to Village News 

Caring for fruit trees this winter

 

Last updated 2/2/2020 at 2:48pm

Small saws are good for pruning medium sized branches.

Midwinter in Southern California is the time of year when gardeners should be taking care of their fruit trees to enjoy summer fruit for their table.

With such diverse climatic zones in California, the vast array of fruit trees can produce an abundant amount of fruit for months on end with proper planning.

But in order to obtain the fruit, there are some stewardship items to take into consideration, and one of them is winter pruning.

The first question is, do I have the right variety with the right chill hours for my area?

Trees are bred to grow in assorted climates with the proper amount...



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