Middle March, 2020

The Bronze Beauty Bosc pears are almost done being pruned.  Here, two of the six ladders dispersed throughout this section of orchard, wait for tomorrow.  As the Bartlett pears were finished being pruned a month ago, these Bosc pears bloom later, and our pruners are working to get this section completed. Pruning is a skilled craft, so where cuts are made can make all the difference in how the pears develop and grow over time. Later, we’ll show how different pruning habits can change how pears grow.