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Summer pruning of apples brings many advantages

, : Summer pruning of apples brings many advantages. Erwerbsobstbau 18(8): 122-125

Better light penetration into the tree, smaller crowns and better fruit quality (less bitter pit and other disorders) are the advantages discussed.

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