Apple Open Tatura (buy)

Apple Open Tatura (buy)



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This manual is for anyone concerned with the establishment, management and performance of an Open Tatura apple orchard.

It emphasises how to:

  • Achieve a full and efficient tree canopy at an early tree age
  • Sustain optimum fruit production over the projected life of the orchard
  • Produce fruit of high quality and good size.

168 pages of information, photos and illustrations 



What you will find in this manual

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Trees & spacing

  • Orchard specifications - planting distance
  • Methods of training - single leader
  • Trellis & anchor specifications
  • Rootstock choice
  • Polliniser varieties


  • Renewal pruning
  • Root pruning
  • Heading cuts
  • Double delay-heading

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  • Calcium in the soil, tree and fruit
  • Replacing nutrient losses 
  • Nitrogen applications

Crop protection

  • Apple replant disease (ARD) 
  • Crown gall
  • Hail net and bee activity
  • Sunburn, overhead cooling
  • Frost
  • Phytophthora

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  • Spreading shoots/branches of young trees - when, crotch angles, apical dominance, bending & arching
  • Manage trees in the first 3 seasons 
  • Scion rooting of apples
  • Burr knots
  • Watercore
  • Avoid skin russet
  • How do apples turn red or pink?
  • Biennial bearing
  • Nine fruit maturity tests

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Winter chilling

  • Winter chill for breaking dormancy
  • Chilling requirement
  • Tree response to chilling
  • When buds move in spring

Soil preparation

  • Prepare the soil before planting 
  • Soil organic matter
  • Soil testing. 
  • Leaf and sap analysis


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