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By Whit

County Durham, United Kingdom Gb

How and when do i prune this ancient old pear tree, there that much fruit this year it has snapped some branches, thanks now for all suggestions. i have propped a couple of branches.

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The best time to prune this is in November, for the time being take some of the fruit off and this will help lessen the strain on those arching branches , when it comes to pruning it you need not be to drastic, but shorten back some of those arching branches, try and aim for a well balanced tree so stand back as you are pruning it so you can get the right shape, may not fruit as well next year-but long term the fruiting will improve.)

29 Aug, 2020


Quite a crop there. Agree with Julien. Prune when dormant & it's 10x easier when no leaves are on the tree.

29 Aug, 2020

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