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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 - T. Robinson, New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference Proceedings (PDF)

Managing High-Density Apple Trees for High Yield and Fruit Quality - T. Robinson, 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

The Tall Spindle Planting System - T. Robinson, fruit.cornell.edu

A More Competitive Apple Planting System - T. Robinson and S. Hoying, glexpo.com

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

Building Better Trellis Systems for Nova Scotia Orchards

Presentations

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

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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