Festooning Fruit Trees

Festooning is a method of bending down the branches of fruit trees in order to induce fruiting rather than additional leaf growth.

As opposed to pruning, which stimulates more green growth, festooning fruit trees allows for a tree to be spread out lower to the ground and harvested easily.

We recently carried it out on two cherry trees which were planted in a fruit cage to protect them from birds.

The cropping will be heavier, lower down and easier to pick.

festooned cherry tree
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