Fruit Tree Care Calendar

Jan

apply control for peach leaf curl at bud break

plant
bare root
trees, vines

graft
scionwood

apply

fertilizer

lime

dormant

season

pruning

Anthracnose Control

Feb

protect peach, apricot, nectarine blossoms from frost

Mason Bee
Release
March

Winter Field Day

1st Saturday

delayed dormant control

aphids, scale, mites

scab and mildew control (apple, pear)

Stone Fruit Control

brown rot shothole

April

repair trellis support systems

check for tent caterpillars, leaf rollers, use BT

May

apply apple maggot control

check/install

irrigation

check soil moisture at

6รค level

irrigate if needed

reduce irrigation if tree is growing vigorously

apply sticky trap ant barrier

Fruit Thinning apple-pear

June

net cherries and blueberries

train young trees

stake, use
spreaders

cut suckers

July

Cherry Harvest
2nd Saturday

monitor apple maggot

maggot control


Codling Moth Control

August

Summer Fruit Festival
3rd Sat

remove laterals on stone fruit

Grape Spray

mildew botrytis

Sept

finish bark grafting trees

summer pruning

support fruited branches

extract mason bee cocoons

Oct

Apple and Pear Harvest
2nd Sat

prepare ground for spring planting

avoid late

pruning

monitor anthracnose and begin control after harvest

Nov

begin transplanting

nursery

trees

Dec planting

collect scionwood

begin dormant pruning

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