In the 2023 year of the Crimean agrarians, such garden work is planned to be carried out on an area of about 10 thousand hectares, which is almost 1 thousand hectares more than In the past year.
This year the area on which it is planned to carry out pruning has increased due to the fact that young trees have entered the fruiting phase. In total, about 10% of garden areas in the republic are occupied by apple trees, more than % by stone fruits — peach, cherry, plum and cherry plum. Usually, pruning begins in February, but favorable weather conditions on the peninsula allow such work to be carried out in January. Now pruning has been carried out on an area slightly more than 900 hectares, which is 9% of the planned , — the press service of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Crimea Andrey Savchuk quotes.
The head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Crimea said that the largest areas that are subject to pruning, and this is more than 1800 hectares in each, are in the Bakhchisarai and Krasnogvardeisky districts. A slightly smaller area needs to be cut off in Nizhnegorsky — 1200 hectares, Belogorsky and Chernomorsky by 1000 hectares, as well as Kirovsky and Simferopol regions by 800 hectares of orchards.
Such garden work is part of the basic care of fruit trees, they allow you to actively and quickly regulate the growth, productivity, durability, winter hardiness of the garden, as well as product quality. Young trees are helped to form a strong compact crown that can withstand a large harvest , — notes the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Crimea.