In the spring, after the harvest is finished and temperatures begin to rise, the evergreen citrus trees sprout vigorously. From far away one can clearly spot the numerous young, light green leaves, which shoot upwards on tender shoots, looking for sunlight. Bloom begins in mid-March and by mid-April you can already see the first tiny oranges.
Now is the time to give the trees their annual pruning. In doing so, we make sure that the tree crowns regain their round, regular shape and remain airy on the inside. This results in each branch and fruit having enough room to develop without touching other branches or fruit. Pruning reduces the number of fruits, but they grow larger.
Pruning is also important for phytosanitary reasons. Airy tree canopies dry out again after rainfall and thus fungal diseases can be prevented.