Annual Pruning

...the one most important thing to do when you own fruit

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Pruning examples of a few before and after pictures of old apple trees brought back to life to produce a robust crop of fruit for this home owner while adding a beautiful eatable landscape to their landscape design. 

Fruit and Grape Maintenance

Maintaining your fruit production takes resources, time and effort.  For those who do not necessarily have that amount of time, King Street Vineyards can help.  We provide an annual Service Agreement that takes care of everything from Spring pruning and keeping grape vine trenches clear of weeds, to annual fertilization and pest and disease spraying programs.

Pruning

Pruning is a necessary step in fruit growing.    Proper pruning will help train your tree, vine or bush to the desired shape, help control growth and improve light penetration, increasing fruit quality and production.  A few minutes spent pruning and training your plantings early in their life will save many hours of corrective pruning later.


Spraying

Basically, your fruit will be tastier and healthier looking.  You see many creatures and nasty things wish to consume your fruit before you do.  Spraying will help control the diseases and insects that will want to rob you of your yield.  King Street Vineyards works closely with certified crop services, licensed in New Hampshire for spraying fruit for disease and aggressive insects.  We use the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This means monitoring for insect and disease pests and treating for only those pests present and only if they are present in sufficient numbers to be damaging.  Cultural controls are also employed to reduce pesticide applications.  All spray programs are tailored to your individual requirements.  Pest pressure varies by location and different growers desire different levels of control. 

To speak to someone at King Street Vineyards about restoring old fruit trees, pruning, spraying and maintenance services please Contact us today


Major Fruit Insect and Disease  

(the more prevalent but not to be fooled, there are more)

Fruit     Insect                           Disease

Apples              Plum Curculio, Apple Maggot Fly              Apples Scab

Berries              Blueberry Fruit Fly                                      Mummy Berry

                          Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)              

                         Grape Berry Moth

Grapes              Japanese Beetles                                              Black rot

                          Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)                 Powdery Mildew                                                                   

Stone Fruit       Tarnished Plant Bug                                        Brown Rot

                           Plum Curculio                                                 Powdery Mildew