I am the one who does the jam making of the berries and fruits.
Pruning to res an old, neglec Fruiting wood lacks visor and is too densc for good fruit quality. R.L. Stebbins and J. Olsen This neglected apple tree is 24 feet tall and has a spread of 24 feet (only half the tree is shown).
I am delighted you found the article helpful, you sound like an excellent tree caretaker and expect you will be rewarded with a super productive tree.
Because the trunk is fairly solid and the tree is basically healthy, it can be restored. Careful pruning over a periodFile Size: KB. Mar 16, Canker is highly likely in old and neglected apple trees, the extent of the disease will decide whether the tree is worth saving.
When to prune and how much to prune. Pruning should be completed when the tree is dormant. It is far better to prune a tree just before it comes our of dormancy with early March being bushmulching.bars: Feb 09, by Richard Jauron, Department of Horticulture Old, neglected apple trees that haven't been pruned for several years are often tall, densely branched, unproductive, and may contain a large number of dead branches.
Fruit produced on neglected trees are generally small, poorly colored with a low sugar content, and misshapened.