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PRUNING IS CUTTING BACK PLANTS SO THEY MAKE HEALTHY NEW
GROWTH AND PRODUCE MORE FRUIT.
PRUNING
Pruning should be done with
secateurs, long handled pruners or a
curved pruning saw.
Make sure all your equipment is
sharp and clean.
Fruit trees must be pruned every year
to take out old wood and get bigger
fruit.
Passionfruit and choko vines also
need pruning.
The best time to prune anything is
after fruiting nishes.
Do not prune from December - March
as this is the hottest time of the year
and leaves and bark of trees may get
sunburnt.
You can safely prune off 1/3rd of all
plants.
Pruning will encourage new growth
and most fruit grows on the new
branches.
After pruning always fertilise and
water in well.
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