May 24, In the cordon tree hedge, all of our 'Paradis' and' Redlove' varieties are planted. All the trees are Easytrees. What exactly are Lubera Easytrees? They ar. Aug 08, Cordons should be pruned every year around mid August (i.e. about now). Your cordon is ready for pruning when the new side shoots from the main stem (s) become woody at their base. Shorten all of this new growth from the main stem to 3 or 4 leaves above the basal cluster of leaves at the base of the shoot.
These will always try to regrow from the top and the advantage of winter pruning in this case is that you can see the dormant buds more clearly then and so it is easier to choose which one to cut back to.
Where a shoot from the main stem has a side shoot coming of it, prune this also. PRUNING & TRAINING OF CORDON APPLE & PEAR TREES Cordons are usually grown as oblique cordons at an angle of about 45° (see fig. 9). They are trained to canes fixed to horizontal wires 60cm (2ft) apart (three wires for a m [6ft] fence).
Cordons can be trained against fences, walls or on freestanding posts and wires in which case ideally theyFile Size: KB. This is a typical example of a two-year-old cordon fruit tree.
It was pruned in the winter a year ago, and this year's growth has produced side shoots. The main stem has also extended. The side branches produced on the two-year-old wood are cut back to three to four buds, counting up from the main stem.
Cordon Apple trees require regular pruning - late summer is best. The regular pruning is to encourage the establishment of 'spurs' (fruiting growths) along the main trunk. Head all side shoots back to around 4in from the main trunk initially, and thereafter, all side shoots should be.