Greg Alder on May 19, at am.
Apr 17, Some citrus growers prune their trees in the “on” year in order to reduce the fruit load and encourage the tree to even out its bearing. You could try this if you want (next year, assuming you get a heavy bloom and fruitset then).Reviews: Dec 05, Let’s explore the basics of citrus tree pruning.
Use this as an opportunity to stop your work or to plan how to continue.
How and When to Prune Citrus Trees. Major citrus tree pruning, which controls the size of the tree, should be done after risk of freeze has passed, but well in advance of summer heat. Otherwise, uncontrolled growth results in a tree that is less vigorous and uses water less efficiently. You may need to prune the center of the tree if it is Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Jan 07, Texas AgriLife Extension January, Citrus trees normally require little training, since they are headed in the nursery, with three to five scaffold limbs already formed and ready to grow.
After planting, trunk sprouts must either be removed by hand, usually several times in the first couple of years, or prevented entirely. Jun 29, The best time to prune your citrus trees is February through April. Pruning, aside from sprout removal, is discouraged after May. Pruning after May can open up the canopy and expose branches to harsh sunlight.
Jul 24, Pruning your Citrus tree at the right time is important for your tree. This is because you won’t have the next season’s fruit yield to enjoy if you prune at the wrong time.
Greg Alder on September 24, at pm.
Ideally, Citrus plants should be pruned after they have supplied fruit in the fall. Sep 02, Older, overgrown citrus trees can be reworked to the desired shape using secateurs, hedge clippers or a chainsaw.
Very old (over 25 to 30 years), weak or disease affected trees may be cut back to induce further fruiting. However, old trees like this are at the end of their productive life and are often better off removed or bushleaning.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.