When thinning spurs on Espalier apple trees what spacing between spurs is best?

Asked July 4, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

When thinning spurs on Espalier apple trees what spacing between spurs is best?

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1 Response

Although you may need to thin out fruit following subsequent development, you should probably maintain about 4 1/2 inches between spurs. The important thing is to avoid fruits touching one another.
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