Cherry Orchard Management 07 2020 cover

This manual gives prospective plum growers the latest information on managing the most productive orchard systems for plums:

•Cental leader •Tatura Trellis •Open Tatura •Open Tatura with Cordon

Tree shape, tree spacing, pruning and tree training are cultural practices that the orchardist has control over to influence precocity, production and fruit quality.

52 pages of information, photos and illustrations 


Until now, instructions on how to start and maintain a high density plum orchard were virtually unavailable.

Opportunities to manage trees which produce crops soon after the trees have been planted, and which crop well and give quick returns, have stimulated interest in high density orchards for plums.


What you will find in this manual

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Central leader

  • How to start
  • Second year
  • Third year and beyond

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Tatura Trellis

  • What to do after planting
  • Second year
  • Third year
  • Fourth year and beyond

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Open Tatura

  • How to start
  • First year
  • Second year
  • Third year and beyond

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Open Tatura with Cordon

  • Features
  • Start and Manage


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