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Remember also that you can get a "semi-dwarf" tree and keep the the top whacked . . .
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Posted to Thread #29708 at 10:18 pm on Jun 26, 2017
low enough that you can easily pick all of your fruit. You trim the top height every spring, which will help to encourage lower growth. Then keep an eye on on it during the growing year; cut any upright shoots back to keep juices flowing to the lower growth. There's no law that says you have to let a tree grow to it's full height.
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- 29708. Marilyn, this article made me think of you. This is where I got your cots last time [NT] [LINK] - MariaDNoCA - 1:27am on 06/23/17 (7)
- uggh...blocked at work. Will read this weekend. Thanks! [NT] - MarilynFL - 1:35pm on 06/23/17
- Great article, M. Thank you for sharing. Their apricots were truly the most beautiful and perfect - MarilynFL - 1:15pm on 06/24/17
- really sad and I empathize - pmassell_93 - 6:11pm on 06/25/17
- Yes we finally took our apricot tree out because of the birds - MariaDNoCA - 6:28pm on 06/25/17
- pretty much anything can grow in NorCal except coffee. If only...!!! - pmassell_93 - 7:12pm on 06/25/17
- My sister even got bananas to grow in Southern California! Haven't tried that but pretty much - MariaDNoCA - 10:16pm on 06/26/17
- Remember also that you can get a "semi-dwarf" tree and keep the the top whacked . . . - mistral - 10:18pm on 06/26/17