by Simon Black
Down here at the farm, one of the most important things we do each year for our fruit trees is the winter pruning.
This happens annually during Chile’s winter period from late June through early September when the trees have put themselves into hibernation.
(The trees are starting to wake up and produce flowers as you can see in this video, and we finished the last of the pruning over the weekend.)
Pruning trees is a little like you might imagine carving up a miniature Japanese bonsai; we literally cut entire branches off to sculpt and shape each tree in a way that maximizes incoming sunlight and fruit production.