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Tall Spindle Apple

All about the tall-spindle apple

Links to resources for growing a tall-spindle apple orchard -- "the way to fabulous riches"*

Jon Clements
Extension Educator, UMass Amherst
jmcextman@gmail.com

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*Terence Robinson, Cornell University

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NEW: Terence Robinson's "top 10 reasons why I like the tall spindle apple"

Publications

The Tall Spindle Apple Production System - T. Robinson, New York Fruit Quarterly (PDF)

The Tall Spindle Planting System for Apples in the Northeast - S. Hoying ,2007 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference Proceedings (PDF)

Managing High-Density Apple Trees for High Yield and Fruit Quality - T. Robinson, 2007 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference Proceedings (PDF)

Tall spindle system sends NY apple yields skyward - americanagriculturist.com (PDF)

The Tall Spindle: Apple Orchard System Design for the Future - fruitgrowersnews.com

Different Approaches to Tall Spindle Establishment in Apple - R. Perry, cherries.msu.edu BROKEN LINK NEEDS FIXING

The Tall Spindle Planting System - T. Robinson, fruit.cornell.edu BROKEN LINK NEEDS FIXING

A More Competitive Apple Planting System - T. Robinson and S. Hoying, glexpo.com BROKEN LINK NEEDS FIXING
Alternate? http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.656.8704&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Pruning Hi-Density Orchards - T. Robinson, fruitgrowersnews.com

Building Better Trellis Systems for Nova Scotia Orchards

Best Management Practices for Building Trellis Support Systems for High Density Apple Orchards (2015, thank you Ontario Apple Growers)

Presentations

NEW! Three excellent grower presentations from the 2017 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference, Grower Panel in Tree Fruit I, Early Training of High Density Apple Trees: what works and what doesn’t."

Andre Tougas, Tougas Family Farm, MA (PDF)

Tyler Hardy, Brookdale Fruit Farm, NH (PDF)

Peter Rogers, Rogers Orchards, CT (PDF)

Modern Apple Training Systems - T. Robinson, Vermont Tree Fruit Growers' Association, February 2006 (PDF)

Different Approaches to Tall Spindle Establishment in Apple - R. Perry, cherries.msu.edu BROKEN LINK NEEDS FIXING

Tall-spindle: how did I get there? - J. Clements, WI and MN Fruit Grower meetings, January 2011

The Tall-Spindle: critical steps to success - J. Clements, WI and MN Fruit Grower meetings, January 2011

Video

UMass Fruit Advisor: Tall spindle apple planting - J. Clements, YouTube.com

UMass Fruit Advisor: 4 rules for pruning tall-spindle apples - T. Robinson, YouTube.com

UMass Fruit Advisor: 2nd-leaf Honeycrisp on Bud9 - J. Clements, YouTube.com

UMass Fruit Advisor: MOPUP (Massachusetts Orchard Upgrade Program) tall-spindle apple orchard - J. Clements, YouTube.com

Pruning the tall-spindle from a platform (video 1) - courtesy T. Robinson

Pruning the tall-spindle from a platform (video 5) - courtesy T. Robinson

Pruning the tall-spindle apple tree - J. Clements, YouTube.com Take 1 | Take 2 | Take 3 | Take 4


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