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How often are you removing canes

2 months ago
last modified: 2 months ago

For the mac growers

When you have new shoots you see from the soil line & around various bits of the crown, etc - do you prune off the canes that are either in the way, directly or indirectly.

The last time I posted this similar question, the majority of the responses I believe was , only prune off the dead.

If one doens't remove older, exisitng canes to let the new ones come up and have space to grow, then the new shoots never get the potential they need.

I went through all of mine and did end up removing exisitng ones that were in the way directly. If there was a cluster of 3+ shoots that were in the same vicinity, I removed some indirect ones as well today.

Just waiting for warmer weather now to see what buds uptop swell up. I do see leaves on the terminals already as we are getting there weather wise