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6 > Image 6 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 1, No. 5, December, 1938 to January, 1939

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

I . & l . duced the heavier yield the berries licious were also quite heavily { dol were smaller and less attractive pruned in December, 1935. Of tie than `HIOSG P1`Odl1Cd OD. ti1 this group Stgymun yvas very . lat raS M1t111' was not 3 hm1t severely injured; many Winesap fri mg feeter m 1938- Qu dry years trees were injured but to a far less lat - the Prured <1 *=be<1 ereee extent time the sreymeo. Only at would be apt t Show up better m slight injury occurred on the an ' C0I,Ir}amS0Iii. b . h Golden Delicious, and no injury th< _ 8 tml mg rm.s or t GSE at all could be observed on the that are generally tied up to R D 1. i _ d G . _ t stakes or a wire trellis, should be m B lc our an mmeb mcs' left unsupported during the H1` WQ SW6 Y011 P1`fr Winter and then tied up in pleoe Burkholder s conclusions: It i in early Spring al fegv days bgforg YYOU.1d SH1 fIOH1 these ObSI`V8 to groyvth Sterte tions during 1_ year that when we , Grape priming offers quite a h8VY P1`1111111S' 1S te be P1`11<>t1 111- tl` , old wood is removed era, with the Jury rf f<>11ewe<1 by pr<>1<>se<1 q generally used Knigen System of periods of sub-zero temperatures. ~f training, four canes Of uv pIc\*i_ xvllcrc the amount of pruning YC- IX i ous seosorrs growth are left to be lu11 that the werk be Started 8* tied to the trellis to produce the ru Mveurber er December. rt 2f _r 1938 crop. would SCD]? best go w0rkDii;St on gh V Pruning, as a rule, should be SH01 Value IGS as ~Olll, e lclous tr I e Huished before grogvth Star-tS_ and Grilnes. Still another possi St ;l _ _ bility would be to confine the W e,_ E Q Some Dangers m EMIY Pnmmg`? pruning to mature trees where the Ze An old saying often heard is pruning cuts would be relatively 4 { "Prune when your saw is sharp." small and mainly in the outer sur- E j_g This possibly might be modified faces of the trees, well removed . i Ei for certain sections. from the crotch and lower parts U Recent experiences in Kentucky ef the Scairold b1`&11hSH lj and Indiana have shown that both Peach pruning if often delayed 0 peach and apple trees pruned until the extent of winter and ti ij? heavily in the fall or early winter spring frost killing of buds is de- a of 1935 were more severely in- termined. This gives the grower S jured by the low temperatures of an opportunity to prune his trees J {Elf, January and February, 1936, than according to the prospective crop V unpruned trees or trees pruned they are carrying. Many peach G after that time. Professor Burk- growers do considerable renewing 0 holder of Purdue recently called of their tree-tops when a complete if attention to the fact that 10-year- crop is lost from spring frosts. t old Jonathan and Stayman trees Likewise, it is generally safest to t heavily pruned in December, delay ones grape pruning until r _ 1935, at Lafayette, Indiana, after danger of severe winter 1 Y-}? ~._r I showed severe winter injury later freezing is past. This assures one i_"_ and that 14-year-old trees of of a better selection of mature l ,l 5 = li Stayman, Winesap, Delicious, fruiting canes and renewal spurs l 1_ ;: Rome, Grimes, and Golden De- than if fall pruning had been 1 i 6 . ll