As I was writing the first real installment of the Backyard Fruit Production series, I realized I should probably stop and explain a few things about pruning first. First of all, why is pruning so important for perennial crops in general, and tree fruits in particular?
Yesterday was exciting. I went to a workshop on backyard fruit production put on by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. It was fascinating, and awesome, and I took lots and lots of notes (and more than a few pictures), made a few good connections, got answers to some questions, and... froze my face off.