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I have 2 miniature apple trees and 1 pear tree the apple tree has side shoots do I cut them of



Any chance of a photo? Do you mean shoots coming from the bottom of the tree below the graft? They need to be pulled off (not cut as I've read somewhere - can't remember where or why).

16 Aug, 2015


Cammomile if you pull the suckers off--easier when they are small--you will also pull off many of the small buds at the base of each sucker that would otherwise sprout again, if the sucker is cut.

17 Aug, 2015


I knew I had heard it but not why. Thanks.

17 Aug, 2015


Anytime! :)

19 Aug, 2015

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