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Gerben de Vries

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Auchtermuchty,

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Apple Day 27/10

We will be holding our first Apple Day on Saturday October 27th from 12.00 to 5pm in the Parish Church Hall and grounds (Cupar Road). This will be to celebrate Newburgh's centuries-old heritage of apple growing, and there will be apple-based produce and home baking for sale along with recipes, participative Apple Art, blind fruit tasting, a fruit display and a fruit quiz, plus tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits. Admission will be free.There will also be a demonstration of apple pressing to make apple juice, using only the apples we have in stock. (Please do not bring apples for juicing: another date may be arranged for that)"





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Pruning Plum Trees

Prune Plum trees in the growing season or after the plums have been picked, making sure the weather is suitable. Pruning wounds heal a lot quicker on a hot, dry day.

Only prune where this is strictly necessary. A poorly fruiting plum tree will not produce more fruit if it is pruned. On the contrary, pruning encourages vegetative growth and this may cause the tree to produce less fruit.

What to remove:

 -Suckers(branches that develop under the graft union)

 - Dead, diseased and broken branches and branches that cross one another

 - Vertically growing banches close to the trunk

 - Vertical leaders that obstruct sunlight

Cut away dead wood and make sure the air can circulate freely around the tree. Thin out where branches are crossed or hanging too closely together. Paint wounds with sealing wax. Remove fallen fruit from around trees to prevent parasites and disease.