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*Attention* our garden center is closed to the public. If are looking to place an order and live in AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, LA, MS, NM, SC, TX, or Southern CA your day time temps are too warm and we will not be able to cover your plants under our guarantee, so we recommend waiting to place an order for the 2022 season.

XANDER’S RAINTREE ORCHARD BLOG

  • Espalier and Other Intensive Pruning and Training
    May 4, 2021 Alexander Rose

    Espalier and Other Intensive Pruning and Training

    Intensive training and pruning strategies can produces trees that grow smaller and more densely, resulting in more fruit on a per area basis. For the backyard (or front or side yard) urban orchardist espalier can be a great fit. Commercially, fruit trees are increasingly grown in an intensive, high-density fashion. More inputs and maintenance are required to grow trees this densely, but the reward can be an artful fruiting sculpture!
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  • An Introduction to Training Fruiting Vines
    May 4, 2021 Alexander Rose

    An Introduction to Training Fruiting Vines

    Raintree sells some great fruiting vines. While working here I have learned some about pruning and training the grapes and kiwis we grow in our orchards. In this blogpost, I introduce how to prune and train grapes and kiwis.
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  • Two Tried and True Pruning Strategies for Fruit Trees
    May 4, 2021 Alexander Rose

    Two Tried and True Pruning Strategies for Fruit Trees

    Fruit trees on dwarfing or semi-dwarfing can be easily pruned into productive open center (also known as open vase) or central leader forms. Learning these two pruning strategies will help the home orchardist establish healthy and fruitful trees. I discuss how open center versus central leader pruning styles differ and which fruit tree species are suited to them.
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