Always something new to learn…For the first time, we have fruit trees on our property. As a Master Gardener, I guess I should know how and when to prune, but this is all new to me. If you’re new to this, too, or just want to refresh your memory, here are some great picks. I HIGHLY recommend Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning. She’s a Seattle based horticulturist, and her book is full of usable, practical advice for newbies and experienced people alike—and not only for fruit trees—she covers trees, shrubs, vines, and ground covers. I’ve included it here, but if you like it, you should buy it.
Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning- Has it ALL: trees, shrubs, vines, and ground covers. If you like the book, please buy it. This is THE one to get if you only have one pruning book.
A grower’s guide to pruning blueberries (link to OSU video)
Grow a Little Fruit Tree by Ann Ralph. If you are going to buy a fruit tree this year, you should look this book over—amazing advice about how to grow a tree that’s productive, but only tall enough that you don’t have to stand on a ladder to pick the fruit. We heard her speak at the International MG Conference. Only works with new trees. Look the book over, and if you find it helpful, please buy it.