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Two way Plum Pruning

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Innoxa1 starts with ...
Hi there everyone!, I'm new to fruit tree planting and i was wondering if some kind soul could help me prune my two way plum tree :) I'm not sure which branches to cut out. Thank you!
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2nd August 2018 4:15pm
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David01 says...
Hi Innoxa1,

Plum needs very little pruning. But for two ways you need to control the height of the rapid growth (the one on the left), otherwise it will take over the slow growth (the one on the right). In your case I suggest to prune the one on the left. Cheers
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Innoxa1 says...
Brilliant thank you David
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AC1 says...
Davids right There is only so much energy the trunk puts out.If you look closely at where both grafts radiate out from the main trunk the diameters of each of the 2 grafts are different. The bigger diameter one on the left,This is drawing more energy you need to control the left graft dont touch the right.I take a estimate or measure with a tape measure how long the thinner graft is from where it joins the main trunk to the tip of its branch then prune the graft on the left by cutting its tip down to the same length as the weaker one on the right. Keep pruning the left one and also reduce its mass to the length and mass as the one on the right even during summer that way you capture the energy flows during summer channeling the energy to the weak one to help it grow till you see the diameter increase at the base of the right graft where it joins main trunk .Once you reach balanced growth on all grafts prune both grafts evenly controlling length and mass.Good Luck.
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Innoxa1 says...
You guys are wonderfull thank you so much for the information! :)
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David01 says...
Hi Ac1,

Pruning in Summer is the simple way to control the growth of two ways. using cable tie around the trunk to restrict the energy flow is another way but it requires more experience for the job. Cheers
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