Richard Hallman

Apples, apples, everywhere at UBC festival celebrating the humble fruit

Apples, apples, everywhere at UBC festival celebrating the humble fruit Vancouver Sun Newspaper Article Published on: October 15, 2017 Growing apple trees and producing apples in an urban garden is a challenge, especially in the Lower Mainland with our wet climate. But UBC’s pomologist-in-residence wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s complicated,” says Richard Hallman. “That’s …

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Tree Growth – Tipping Apically Dominant Shoots

When you prune an apple shoot by cutting into last years growth, you remove the apical bud and eliminate the apical dominance that it had over the lateral buds just below it on the shoot. This type of cut is also called tipping. Removing the apical bud in the dormant season (November through March) usually results in the upper most buds …

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