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rtdrury

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Pruning White Sapote
« on: August 30, 2019, 07:31:09 PM »
I have a young White Sapote seedling in the ground and expect another year or more before first flowering.  It's about 15 ft tall already (trunk diameter 5 inches), and it wants to grow even taller, but I've been topping it at 15 ft because I want to limit height for fruit harvesting.  Is limiting height with regular toppings going to delay/deny flowering?  An alternative is to let it grow as tall as it wants, so to reach flowering/fruiting size faster, and then cut it back to 15ft.  Which strategy is best?
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Johnny Redland

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Re: Pruning White Sapote
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 08:19:12 PM »
I would continue to tip it to 12-15ft and tip all small branches as well just like a mango. Mine have responded very well to that and have flowered quite early. They love to be pruned

 

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