Jobs for Fruit

There may still be some thinning of Apple and Pear trees required even after the 'June drop' so check trees carefully. For the best crop leave one fruit every 10cms.

It may seem heartless nipping off all those baby apples but you will be rewarded with the best sized, tastiest fruit in the autumn.

Reduce the side shoots on Cordon Currants and Gooseberries by pruning them back to about five leaves or 4in (10cm) long.

Fruit Trees will often produce suckers (unwanted shoots) from the base these should be cut off cleanly with a sharp pair of Secateurs.

They grow from the rootstock and if left unchecked they will grow quickly and sap the energy from the tree.