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February Fruit Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Fruit Garden in February

 

February in the Fruit Garden 

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

 

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  |  February Vegetable Calendar

 

 

Storing Fruit in February

Inspect any fruit you have in store and remove any which are rotten

 

Pruning & planting  fruit in February

Continue planting trees and bushes if the soil conditions allow. If the soil is very heavy or frosted, heel-in bare-rooted plants in a sheltered area

Prune stone fruit trees (apart from plums and established peach and nectarine trees) once growth starts in late February

Complete the formative pruning of new pear and apple trees

Complete the formative pruning of 1,2 and 3 year old peach and nectarine trees

Prune established pear and apple trees if this hasn't already been done except in hard frost

Prune established autumn-fruiting raspberry canes

Cut down newly planted raspberry canes to about 22cm/9" if not already done

 

Harvesting

Start harvesting young tender rhubarb, picking 1 or 2 sticks from each plant at any one time

 

Care and Protecting Fruit in February

Protect early blossoms on trees a double layer of netting or fleece if frost is expected

Cover strawberries with cloches or poly tunnels for an earlier crop

Hand pollinate early flowering trees particularly if insects seem scarce

Spray peaches and nectarines against peach leaf curl by the middle of the month

Inspect pear and apple trees for canker and treat if necessary

Apply fertiliser to trees and bushes towards the end of the month (see individual growing pages)

 


See individual growing pages

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