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July Fruit Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Fruit Garden in July


Fruit in July

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


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  |  July Vegetable Calendar



Keep weeds under control

Keep all fruit watered during dry spells



Pruning & training  fruit in July

Prune cherry trees

Start summer pruning of all trained forms of fruit trees at the end of the month, only delaying if the weather is very wet

Summer prune bush and cordon red and white currants early in the month

As soon as raspberries have finished fruiting, cut down old canes and tie 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 July

Start harvesting blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, nectarines and peaches as and when they mature

Continue harvesting Rhubarb picking 1 or 2 sticks from each plant at any one time

Continue  harvesting gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, red and white currants


Care, propagating and Protecting Fruit in July

Check ties on all fruit trees and loosen if necessary

Continue to net fruit to protect from birds

Thin plum and damson fruit at the beginning of the month if not already done last month and support heavily lade branches if necessary

Complete the thinning of apples and support heavily lade branches if necessary

Complete the thinning of pears and support heavily lade branches if necessary

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.

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

Continue to spray pears and apples against scab if necessary

Continue to spray fruit trees and bushes against pests such as aphids, mites, caterpillars and other pests once the blossoms have faded

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


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