Pruning apple trees in South Carolina in the summer is suggested, especially for removing waterspouts, suckers and infected wood. Summer pruning should be done within the first three years of tree planting so the trees will develop the proper shape. Undesirable growth should be removed early in the season or after the fall harvest, usually late August and early September. Also, pruning should be focused on thinning the tree to produce more fruit.
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