Tree Height 2.5m
Mower width .600mm
Tree row centre 1.5m
100/2m = 50 row/Ha
100/1=100 x 2 Double off set rows =200 (500mm x 500mm)
50 rows x 200 = 10,000 fruitpoles /Ha
Colt rootstock taken from stoolbed, planted with crowbar May-June.
All side laterals are removed as the fruitpole grows.
Top tairs: Fruit bud clusters.
Bottom tairs: Vegative buds.
Top tairs: Fruit and lateral extentions.
Bottom tairs: Lateral extentions.
Top tairs: Fruit and bud cluster development, leaf scar prune.
Bottom tairs: Fruit and leaf scar prune.
Top tairs: Fruit with lateral extentions through bud clusters.
Top tairs: Full crop load
Bottom tairs: Fruit with lateral extentions through bud clusters.
Bottom tairs: Fruit and bud cluster development, leaf scar prune.
Bottom tairs: Full crop load.
Research to Date:
One year old whips planted with a crow bar, taken from a stool bed.
Rootstock ready to be chip budded early February.
Recommended: Chip bud, Water a week before budding to flush rootstocks.
Head above the bud, paint, place bamboo rod and spray guard.
Dormant bud begins to grow.
Side laterals development.
As the fruit pole grows, some side lateral are removed by hand allowing more height and light entry.
Pinch out the side laterals that surround the top lateral.
Then any lower laterals cut through the third bud to divide or leave to carry crop in two years.
New bud cluster development.
December 5th 2020.
December 21st 2020
Terminal bud development stopped
Bud cluster Development
New growth development
25th January 2021
Kitchen item’s used to encourage growth instead of using NPK fertilisers. i.e. Carbohydrates , Proteins, Sugars, Starch, Fungi
Bud Cluster Development.
8th Febuary 2021
Summer pruning completed.
Headed trough the leaf scar
Between the new growth and the second seasons wood.
Bud cluster development.
New crop dont summer prune.
Bud swell some green tips.