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August Fruit Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Fruit Garden in August

 

Fruit in August

Below is a list of essential jobs to do in the fruit garden in August.

 

Because the defaults for this website are set for the UK, as well as monthly 'jobs to do calendars', we have also included seasonal calendars, so all visitors can choose the appropriate season for their location.

 

You may also wish to check our resources page where you can find more detailed articles explaining how to do specific jobs.

   

 

Go to:-  Main Calendars Page  |  August Vegetable Calendar

 

General

Keep weeds under control

Keep all fruit watered during dry spells

 

 

Pruning & training  fruit in August

Prune plum and damsons trees after fruiting

Start pruning over-vigorous trees

Continue summer pruning of all trained forms of fruit trees including apples, pears, plums and cherries

Continue pruning old raspberry canes canes and tying in newly grown replacement canes

Continue de-shooting wall trained trees paying particular attention to shoots which are pointing towards or away from the the wall

Continue training of all wall-trained fan trees

Continue the tying in and training of new canes on blackberries and hybrid berries

 

Harvesting Fruit in August

Start harvesting apples, damsons, figs, pears and plums

Continue harvesting blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cherries, gooseberries, nectarines, peaches, raspberries, redcurrants and  late strawberries as and when they mature

 

Care, propagating and protecting Fruit in August

Check ties on all fruit trees and loosen if necessary

Continue to protect fruit from birds

Continue to remove suckers and runners from between raspberry and strawberry rows if present 

Immediately after harvesting has finished, cut off the old leaves from summer fruiting strawberries, remove straw if used and cut off runners not required for propagating.

Continue pegging down strawberry runners if more plants are required for next season

Start preparing new strawberry beds

If necessary at the end of the month and once harvesting has finished, spray stone fruit against bacterial canker

If necessary after harvesting spray gooseberries and strawberries against mildew

If necessary after harvesting spray gooseberries and currants against leaf spot

Keep all fruit trees and bushes watered in dry spells especially container and wall grown specimens

 

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