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When Should I Prune My Fruit Trees?

Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower. While we cannot determine the exact time to prune the dooryard fruit trees in our rather variable …

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When Should You Prune Fruit Trees?

Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower.  Because of this variability, it is impossible to predict the perfect time to prune fruit crops in …

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Now is the Time to Prune Roses

The process of pruning roses. Image Credit Matthew Orwat   Many rose enthusiasts ask every season? When do I prune my roses? The general recommendation is February 15th. If that recommendation is followed it’s usually not harmful, though climate can be very different from the coast to the state line . Therefore, my typical answer is to advise gardeners to prune roses …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/03/now-is-the-time-to-prune-roses/

Best Time to Prune is Now Till Bud Break

Why Prune? •          Control plant size or form •          Remove damage (mechanical, disease, etc.) •          Prevent potential damage (overlapping branches, poor crotch angles, diseases, etc. •          Stimulate new growth (rejuvenate old plants, fill bare areas, increase flowering, etc.)   When to prune: •          Corrective pruning due to injury or dead tissue should be done as soon …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/15/best-time-to-prune-is-now-till-bud-break/